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Calculating RMSF in VMD

As a part of my coursework I have to calculate root mean square of fluctuation (RMSF) of a protein trajectory over the last 5 nanoseconds of simulation. I have used the inbuilt ...
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Does DeepMind's new protein folding software (AlphaFold) also work well for metalloproteins (proteins with metal cofactors)?

(1) Commonly, the metal is at the active site which needs the most prediction precision. (2) Typically, there is only one (or a few) metals in a protein, which contains far more other atoms. So, the ...
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Introduction to protein folding for mathematicians

My background is mostly in (applied) math with healthy doses of physics and computer science. Are there any good introductions to protein folding and its challenges for someone with that kind of ...
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DeepMind just announced a breakthrough in protein folding, what are the consequences?

There was some recent media reporting about a purported Google breakthrough on applying machine learning techniques to tackle the protein folding problem, as told for example in this news article, ...
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Finding conformations of peptide based on dihedral angles

I was trying to look at the alanine dipeptide trajectories from this link and track the trajectories in a Ramachandran plot. Below is a plot based on dihedral angles at each timestep for all ...
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Dihedral angles of alanine dipeptide

I have a number of trajectories of alanine dipeptide molecule and I'm interested in computing dihedral angles of each configuration. $\quad\quad\quad\quad$ Have I selected the right atoms for ...
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Protonation state of pdb ligand

I want to know the protonation state of some pdb ligands. For example, on the ligand, I want to know if the nitrogen is in its tertiary or quaternary form. I have been looking on the structure page ...
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How much of a difference in a protein's radius of gyration can be considered significant?

In molecular dynamics simulations of proteins, the radius of gyration is often used to assess the compactness of a protein. When comparing two protein radius of gyration, what difference can be ...
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Docking proteins with glycans

Do you know of a good software or web server tool that helps doing docking of proteins with rather large glycans? An example I'm interested in is tens of dimers of sugars (or similar), docked to ...
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Which non-commercial software can be used to dock two proteins?

I need to dock 2 proteins involved in SARS-CoV-2. They are the spike glycoprotein & membrane protein. I need them to be docked as described in the image below. Since there are many docking ...
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What are the factors to consider before docking 2 proteins?

With no background in biological science, I need help with docking 2 proteins together. This issue is with regards to SARS-CoV-2. The 2 proteins are Spike glycoprotein and membrane protein. What are ...
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LAMMPS code that I wrote not behaving as expected. Some issue with the group & region commands

I am actually working on SARS-CoV-2 proteins. Specifically I am trying to tribologically disengage the Spike Glycoprotein from the Membrane protein using LAMMPS. The method is to use amorphous carbon ...
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How to rectify the error “Lost atoms: original 28437 current 3659” in LAMMPS?

I have modeled a complex structure of a protein and a Carbon nano-cone (used as an indenter to the protein) using PACKMOL. The LAMMPS data file of the complex structure consists of 4 atom types (C O N ...
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How to characterize surface features in proteins?

When looking at the structure of protein domains I notice many of them show a cleft-like structure in the same location (when aligned to each other). What is a recommended way of characterizing these ...