PACSAB: Coarse-Grained Force Field for the Study of Protein-Protein Interactions and Conformational Sampling in Multiprotein Systems.
|Title||PACSAB: Coarse-Grained Force Field for the Study of Protein-Protein Interactions and Conformational Sampling in Multiprotein Systems.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Emperador, Agustí, Sfriso Pedro, Villarreal Marcos Ariel, Gelpí Josep-Lluis, and Orozco Modesto|
|Journal||J Chem Theory Comput|
|Date Published||2015 Dec 8|
Molecular dynamics simulations of proteins are usually performed on a single molecule, and coarse-grained protein models are calibrated using single-molecule simulations, therefore ignoring intermolecular interactions. We present here a new coarse-grained force field for the study of many protein systems. The force field, which is implemented in the context of the discrete molecular dynamics algorithm, is able to reproduce the properties of folded and unfolded proteins, in both isolation, complexed forming well-defined quaternary structures, or aggregated, thanks to its proper evaluation of protein-protein interactions. The accuracy and computational efficiency of the method makes it a universal tool for the study of the structure, dynamics, and association/dissociation of proteins.