Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btq177
Title: Markov dynamic models for long-timescale protein motion
Authors: Chiang, T.-H.
Hsu, D. 
Latombe, J.-C.
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Chiang, T.-H., Hsu, D., Latombe, J.-C. (2010). Markov dynamic models for long-timescale protein motion. Bioinformatics 26 (12) : i269-i277. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btq177
Abstract: Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation is a well-established method for studying protein motion at the atomic scale. However, it is computationally intensive and generates massive amounts of data. One way of addressing the dual challenges of computation efficiency and data analysis is to construct simplified models of long-timescale protein motion from MD simulation data. In this direction, we propose to use Markov models with hidden states, in which the Markovian states represent potentially overlapping probabilistic distributions over protein conformations. We also propose a principled criterion for evaluating the quality of a model by its ability to predict longtimescale protein motions. Our method was tested on 2D synthetic energy landscapes and two extensively studied peptides, alanine dipeptide and the villin headpiece subdomain (HP-35 NleNle). One interesting finding is that although a widely accepted model of alanine dipeptide contains six states, a simpler model with only three states is equally good for predicting long-timescale motions. We also used the constructed Markov models to estimate important kinetic and dynamic quantities for protein folding, in particular, mean firstpassage time. The results are consistent with available experimental measurements. Contact: chiangts@comp.nus.edu.sg. © The Author(s) 2010. Published by Oxford University Press.
Source Title: Bioinformatics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/39381
ISSN: 13674803
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq177
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