[gmx-users] All atom MD Simulation

Ullmann, Thomas thomas.ullmann at mpibpc.mpg.de
Wed Sep 3 17:24:23 CEST 2014

>> Can we analyse catalytic mechanism of an enzyme using the classical all
>> atom MD simulation.

I would say, that is a bit too pessimistic and unnecessarily demotivating. You can not directly simulate the catalytic reaction without employing  a quantum chemical treatment (or a reactive force field) for the catalytic site and the reacting compounds, but even without that, just with classical MD, you can still learn a lot about the enzymatic mechanism, e.g., about the binding of a substrate, the stabilization of reaction intermediates with respect to educt(s) and product(s)  in the catalytic site relative to the same reaction in solution, the release of a product(s) etc. A literature research will turn up innumerable examples.

R. Thomas Ullmann, PhD
Theoretical & Computational Biophysics
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen, Germany
thomas.ullmann at mpibpc.mpg.de

From: gromacs.org_gmx-users-bounces at maillist.sys.kth.se [gromacs.org_gmx-users-bounces at maillist.sys.kth.se] on behalf of Justin Lemkul [jalemkul at vt.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:42 PM
To: gmx-users at gromacs.org
Subject: Re: [gmx-users] All atom MD Simulation

On 9/3/14, 7:40 AM, Anitha wrote:
> Can we analyse catalytic mechanism of an enzyme using the classical all
> atom MD simulation.




Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
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