Normal Modes and Essential Dynamics

Steven Hayward, Bert L. de Groot

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Normal mode analysis and essential dynamics analysis are powerful methods used for the analysis of collective motions in biomolecules. Their application has led to an appreciation of the importance of protein dynamics in function and the relationship between structure and dynamical behavior. In this chapter, the methods and their implementation are introduced and recent developments such as elastic networks and advanced sampling techniques are described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Modeling of Proteins
EditorsJohn M. Walker, Andreas Kukol
PublisherThe Humana Press Inc, USA
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-1-59745-177-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherThe Humana Press Inc, USA

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