Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules

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Coarse-grained molecular dynamics (CGMD) simulations are increasingly being used to analyze the behaviors of biological systems. When appropriately used, CGMD can simulate the behaviors of molecular systems several hundred times faster than elaborate all-atom molecular dynamics simulations with similar accuracy. CGMD parameters for lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and some artificial substances such as carbon nanotubes have been suggested. Here we briefly discuss a method for CGMD system configuration and the types of analysis and perturbations that can be performed with CGMD simulations. We also describe specific examples to show how CGMD simulations have been applied to various situations, and then describe experimental results that were used to validate the simulation results. CGMD simulations are applicable to resolving problems for various biological systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalAIMS Biophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • All atom-molecular dynamics
  • Coarse-grained molecular dynamics
  • In silico drug design
  • Protein-lipid interactions
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Reverse graining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry


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