Molecular Dynamics: Applications to Proteins

  • Martin Karplus
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 183)


Molecular dynamics of macromolecules of biological interest began in 1977 with the publication of a paper on the simulation of a small protein, the bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (McCammon et al., 1977). Although the trypsin inhibitor is rather uninteresting from a dynamical viewpoint (its function is to bind to trypsin) experimental and theoretical studies of this model system — the “hydrogen atom” of protein dynamics — served to initiate explorations in this field.


Molecular Dynamic Molecular Dynamic Simulation Atomic Motion Nuclear Overhauser Effect Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Structure 


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  • Martin Karplus
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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