We extended a mean-field model to proteins with all atomic detail. The all-atom mean-field model was used to calculate the dynamic and thermodynamic properties of a three-helix bundle fragment of Staphylococcal protein A (Protein Data Bank [PDB] ID 1BDD) and alpha-spectrin SH3 domain protein (PDB ID 1SHG). We show that a model with all-atomic detail provides a significantly more accurate prediction of flexibility of residues in proteins than does a coarse-grained residue-level model. The accuracy of flexibility prediction is further confirmed by application of the method to 18 additional proteins with the largest size of 224 residues.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- protein flexibility
- mean-field statistical theory
- protein thermodynamics
- all-atom model