A gradient-directed Monte Carlo approach for protein design.
We develop a new global optimization strategy, gradient-directed Monte Carlo (GDMC) sampling, to optimize protein sequence for a target structure using RosettaDesign. GDMC significantly improves the sampling of sequence space, compared to the classical Monte Carlo search protocol, for a fixed backbone conformation as well as for the simultaneous optimization of sequence and structure. As such, GDMC sampling enhances the efficiency of protein design.
Hu, X; Hu, H; Beratan, DN; Yang, W
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