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Effective Born radii in the generalized Born approximation: The importance of being perfect

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Effective Born radii in the generalized Born approximation: The importance of being perfect
: Generalized Born (GB) models provide, for many applications, an accurate and computationally facile estimate of the electrostatic contribution to aqueous solvation. The GB models involve two main types of approximations relative to the Poisson equation (PE) theory on which they are based. First, the self-energy contributions of individual atoms are estimated and expressed as "effective Born radii." Next, the atom-pair contributions are estimated by an analytical function f GB that depends upon the effective Born radii and interatomic distance of the atom pairs. Here, the relative impacts of these approximations are investigated by calculating "perfect" effective Born radii from PE theory, and enquiring as to how well the atom-pairwise energy terms from a GB model using these perfect radii in the standard f GB function duplicate the equivalent terms from PE theory. In tests on several biological macromolecules, the use of these perfect radii greatly increases the a...
Alexey Onufriev, David A. Case, Donald Bashford
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where JCC
Authors Alexey Onufriev, David A. Case, Donald Bashford
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