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A new method that incorporates the conductorlike polarizable continuum model (CPCM) with the recently developed molecular fractionation with conjugate caps (MFCC) approach is developed for ab initio calculation of electrostatic solvation energy of protein. The application of the MFCC method makes it practical to apply CPCM to calculate electrostatic(More)
In this letter, we proposed two new affine invariant region-based shape descriptors, the ICA Zernike moment shape descriptor (ICAZMSD) and the whitening Zernike moment shape descriptor (WZMSD). Either independent component analysis (ICA) or whitening, is first used to turn the original shape into a canonical form, in which the effects of scaling and skewing(More)
We report direct folding of a 17-residue helix protein (pdb:2I9M) by standard molecular dynamics simulation (single trajectory) at room temperature with implicit solvent. Starting from a fully extended structure, 2I9M successfully folds into the native conformation within 16 ns using adaptive hydrogen bond-specific charges to take into account the(More)
Conspectus Electrostatic interaction plays a significant role in determining many properties of biomolecules, which exist and function in aqueous solution, a highly polar environment. For example, proteins are composed of amino acids with charged, polar, and nonpolar side chains and their specific electrostatic properties are fundamental to the structure(More)
*Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, P. R. China Center for Laser and Computational Biophysics State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy and Department of Physics Institute of Theoretical and Computational Science East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, P. R. China NYU-ECNU Center for(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase (RT) plays an essential role in the life cycle of the virus. Therefore, RT has been a primary target in the development of antiviral agents against HIV-1. Given the prevalence of resistant viruses, evaluation of the resistance profile of potential drug candidates is a key step in drug(More)
Molecular dynamics simulations followed by quantum mechanical calculation and Molecular Mechanics Poisson-Boltzmann Surface Area (MM-PBSA) analysis have been carried out to study binding of proline- and pyrazinone-based macrocyclic inhibitors (L86 and T76) to human alpha-thrombin. Detailed binding interaction energies between these inhibitors and individual(More)
Ab initio quantum mechanical calculation of protein in solution is carried out to generate polarized protein-specific charge(s) (PPC) for molecular dynamics (MD) stimulation of protein. The quantum calculation of protein is made possible by developing a fragment-based quantum chemistry approach in combination with the implicit continuum solvent model. The(More)
Avidin-biotin is one of the strongest protein-ligand binding systems, with broad applications in biomedical science. Here we report a quantum-based computational study to help elucidate the mechanism of binding avidin to biotin (BTN1) and its close analogue, 2'-iminobiotin (BTN2). Our study reveals that electronic polarization of protein plays a critical(More)
A new scheme for direct linear-scaling quantum mechanical calculation of electron density of protein systems is developed. The new scheme gives much improved accuracy of electron density for proteins than the original MFCC (molecular fractionation with conjugate caps) approach in efficient linear-scaling calculation for protein systems. In this new(More)