Generalized Born Implicit Solvent Models Do Not Reproduce Secondary Structures of De Novo Designed Glu/Lys Peptides.
ABSTRACT: We test a range of standard generalized Born (GB) models and protein force fields for a set of five experimentally characterized, designed peptides comprising alternating blocks of glutamate and lysine, which have been shown to differ significantly in α-helical content. Sixty-five combinations of force fields and GB models are evaluated in >800 μs of molecular dynamics simulations. GB models generally do not reproduce the experimentally observed α-helical content, and none perform well for all five peptides. These results illustrate that these models are not usefully predictive in this context. These peptides provide a useful test set for simulation methods.
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