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Current Status of Protein Force Fields for Molecular Dynamics Simulations

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Molecular Modeling of Proteins

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The current status of classical force fields for proteins is reviewed. These include additive force fields as well as the latest developments in the Drude and AMOEBA polarizable force fields. Parametrization strategies developed specifically for the Drude force field are described and compared with the additive CHARMM36 force field. Results from molecular simulations of proteins and small peptides are summarized to illustrate the performance of the Drude and AMOEBA force fields.

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Financial support from the NIH (GM072558) and computational support from the University of Maryland Computer-Aided Drug Design Center, and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), which is supported by National Science Foundation grant number OCI-1053575, are acknowledged.

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Lopes, P.E.M., Guvench, O., MacKerell, A.D. (2015). Current Status of Protein Force Fields for Molecular Dynamics Simulations. In: Kukol, A. (eds) Molecular Modeling of Proteins. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1215. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1465-4_3

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