Molecular dynamics

A stitch in time

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Lengthy molecular dynamics simulations of complex systems at the atomic scale usually require supercomputers. Now, by stitching together many shorter independent simulations run 'in the cloud', this requirement has been circumvented, allowing two milliseconds of the dynamics of a G-protein-coupled receptor to be simulated.

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Figure 1: The simplified ten-state model of GPCR dynamics provides a summary of the spontaneous fluctuations in equilibrium1.

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Deupi, X. A stitch in time. Nature Chem 6, 7–8 (2014) doi:10.1038/nchem.1832

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