New first and second‐order differential equations for changes of dihedral angles characterizing local deformations of chain molecules with fixed bond lengths and bond angles are derived. Two methods for integrating the differential relations are given. The proposed method is used to generate a path of locally deformed conformations around a β‐turn region of a small protein, bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor. The variable regions change their conformations by more than 3 Å root‐mean‐square distance value whereas the fixed regions stay within 0.02 Å. Possible applications of this method are in the field of computer graphics, Monte Carlo simulations, and energy minimization calculations of chain molecules.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Oct 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry