Construction of hydrodynamic bead models from high-resolution X-ray crystallographic or nuclear magnetic resonance data

Byron, O. (1997) Construction of hydrodynamic bead models from high-resolution X-ray crystallographic or nuclear magnetic resonance data. Biophysical Journal, 72(1), pp. 408-415. (doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(97)78681-8) (PMID:8994627) (PMCID:PMC1184331)

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Abstract

Computer software such as HYDRO, based upon a comprehensive body of theoretical work, permits the hydrodynamic modeling of macromolecules in solution, which are represented to the computer interface as an assembly of spheres. The uniqueness of any satisfactory resultant model is optimized by incorporating into the modeling procedure the maximal possible number of criteria to which the bead model must conform. An algorithm (AtoB, for atoms to beads) that permits the direct construction of bead models from high resolution x-ray crystallographic or nuclear magnetic resonance data has now been formulated and tested. Models so generated then act as informed starting estimates for the subsequent iterative modeling procedure, thereby hastening the convergence to reasonable representations of solution conformation. Successful application of this algorithm to several proteins shows that predictions of hydrodynamic parameters, including those concerning solvation, can be confirmed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Byron, Professor Olwyn
Authors: Byron, O.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Biophysical Journal
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0006-3495
ISSN (Online):1542-0086

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