Tomohiko Hayashi

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It is a central issue to elucidate the new type of molecular recognition accompanied by a global structural change of a molecule upon binding to its targets. Here we investigate the driving force for the binding of R12 (a ribonucleic acid aptamer) and P16 (a partial peptide of a prion protein) during which P16 exhibits the global structural change. We(More)
Here we improved our hybrid QM/MM methodology (Houjou et al. J Phys Chem B 2001, 105, 867) for evaluating the absorption maxima of photoreceptor proteins. The renewed method was applied to evaluation of the absorption maxima of several retinal proteins and photoactive yellow protein. The calculated absorption maxima were in good agreement with the(More)
Herein, the absorption maximum of bacteriorhodopsin (bR) is calculated using our recently developed method in which the whole protein can be treated quantum mechanically at the level of INDO/S-CIS//ONIOM (B3LYP/6-31G(d,p): AMBER). The full quantum mechanical calculation is shown to reproduce the so-called opsin shift of bR with an error of less than 0.04(More)
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