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Molecular dynamics simulations of lipid bilayers: simple recipe of how to do it.
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PMID:  23034757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Simulations based on molecular dynamics (MD) are an important tool in structural biology. In the field of lipid membrane research, MD represents a major tool as it grant access to atomic level features of the membrane difficult to access by experimental means. In this chapter we describe step by step how to simulate a membrane in silico. The explanation comprehends from the initial set up of a membrane system to its analysis passing through the simulation itself. Most of the tasks described here are performed using the Gromacs simulation suite, a widely used software for molecular modeling and simulations. In the selected example the attention is focused on a single component lipid bilayer composed of DPPC, one of the most studied lipid species.
Hector Martinez-Seara; Tomasz Róg
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  924     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2012-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
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