The replica exchange statistical temperature molecular dynamics (RESTMD) algorithm is presented, designed to alleviate an extensive increase of the number of replicas required as system size increases in the conventional temperature replica exchange method (tREM), and to obtain improved sampling in individual replicas. RESTMD optimally integrates multiple STMD (Phys. Rev. Lett.2006, 97, 050601) runs with replica exchanges, giving rise to a flat energy sampling in each replica with a self-adjusting weight determination. The expanded flat energy dynamic sampling range allows the use of significantly fewer STMD replicas while maintaining the desired acceptance probability for replica exchanges. The computational advantages of RESTMD over conventional REM and single-replica STMD are explicitly demonstrated with an application to a coarse-grained protein model. The effect of two different kinetic temperature control schemes on the sampling efficiency is explored for diverse simulation conditions.
The two enantiomers of 2-(2-hydroxybiphenyl-4-yl)propanoic acid ((S)- and (R)-BPOH) have been selected as probes for human serum albumin (HSA). Photophysical characterization in the absence of protein led to emission maxima, singlet energies, quantum yields, and fluorescence lifetime values ... more
The photodissociation of H2O in its B band is a prototype for nonadiabatic reaction dynamics. In addition to dissociation via the adiabatic pathway to the OH(Ã2Σ+) + H fragments, it also produces the OH(X̃2Π) + H fragments through two nonadiabatic pathways: the B̃ → X̃ transition via two co ... more
Due to the widespread occurrence in the environment and potential risk toward organisms of fluoroquinolones (FQs), it is of importance to develop high efficient methods for assessing their occurrence and environmental risk. A monoclonal antibody (Mab) with broad cross-reactivity to FQs was ... more
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