We present a molecular mechanical force field for polypeptides and proteins involving the electronic polarization effect described with the charge response kernel. All of the electrostatic parameters for 20 amino acids are obtained by ab initio electronic structure calculations and combined with the AMBER99 force field. The refittings of dihedral angle parameters in the torsional potentials are performed so as to reproduce the ab initio optimized geometries and relative energies for the conformers of dipeptides. The present force field is applied to molecular dynamics simulation calculations of the extended alanine tetra and cyclic pentapeptides in aqueous solution. The infrared spectra are calculated in order to analyze the charge polarization effect on the spectral profiles.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry