Re: [AMBER] General question

From: Gould, Ian R <>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:06:37 +0000

Hi George,

You may also wish to take a look at a paper of ours were we tried to
address some of these issues
Bradshaw RT, Patel BH, Tate EW, et al <>, Comparing experimental and
computational alanine scanning techniques
for probing a prototypical protein-protein interaction., Protein Eng Des
Sel, 2011, Vol:24, Pages:197-20



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On 14/08/2012 03:08, "Jason Swails" <> wrote:
>On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM, George Tzotzos <> wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I know that there is no prescribed answer to my question but I'd still
>> like to ask as my computational power is rather limited (running a 24
>> Mac)
>> In calculating free energies of binding (MMPBSA) is it preferable to
>>run a
>> long trajectory or several smaller ones? I'm dealing with a proteins of
>> ~150 residues.
>Genheden et. al has discussed this point (DOI 10.1002/jcc.21366) and come
>to the conclusion that several short simulations give rise to more
>statistically converged answers, since you obtain more uncorrelated
>structures that way.
>Of course if you started with the same structure and ran only 10 fs, you
>would get statistically converged answers as well (in that the standard
>deviation would be small), since they're all effectively the same
>(and you never know, the various snapshots may even appear uncorrelated :)
>).  That's obviously not what they did there (they ran ~200 ps per
>simulation, IIRC), but I'm still not entirely convinced.
>> Your experience is valued
>> George
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