MORMIN: A quasi‐Newtonian energy minimizer fitting the nuclear overhauser data
ABSTRACT In this article, we describe the program MORMIN, which can simultaneously minimize the mechanical energy of a given macromolecular structure, together with a weighted quadratic penalty function of the difference between the observed and computed nuclear Overhauser effect (nOe) peaks. The gradient of the nOe penalty function relatively to the proton coordinates is computed from an exact closed formula of a matrix exponential derivative. To cut CPU time, the molecular system is partitioned into nonoverlapping subsets containing the protons involved in the observed peaks. The algorithm is no longer exact, but if a 1% relative error is accepted it can be run, on a scalar computer, in about the same CPU time as needed for the calculation of the mechanical energy. We have successfully run the program in more than 1000 situations, including cases where the hybrid method failed because of the occurrence of negative eigenvalues. In some cases, the optimization of the Cartesian coordinates could be successfully extended to individual atomic diffusion times. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Article: Automated multiple analysis of protein structures: application to homology modeling of cytochromes P450.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A computational strategy for homology modeling, using several protein structures comparison, is described. This strategy implies a formalized definition of structural blocks common to several protein structures, a new program to compare these structures simultaneously, and the use of consensus matrices to improve sequence alignment between the structurally known and target proteins. Applying this method to cytochromes P450 led to the definition of 15 substructures common to P450cam, P450BM3, and P450terp, and to proposing a 3D model of P450eryF.Proteins Structure Function and Bioinformatics 08/1997; 28(3):388-404. · 3.39 Impact Factor