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relax: the analysis of biomolecular kinetics and thermodynamics using NMR relaxation dispersion data

Morin, S, Linnet, TE, Lescanne, M, Schanda, P, Thompson, GS, Tollinger, M, Teilum, K, Gagne, S, Marion, D, Griesinger, C and others. (2014) relax: the analysis of biomolecular kinetics and thermodynamics using NMR relaxation dispersion data. Bioinformatics, 30 . pp. 2219-2220. ISSN 1367-4803. (doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu166) (KAR id:71804)


Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful tool for observing the motion of biomolecules at the atomic level. One technique, the analysis of relaxation dispersion phenomenon, is highly suited for studying the kinetics and thermodynamics of biological processes. Built on top of the relax computational environment for NMR dynamics is a new dispersion analysis designed to be comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use. The software supports more models, both numeric and analytic, than current solutions. An automated protocol, available for scripting and driving the graphical user interface (GUI), is designed to simplify the analysis of dispersion data for NMR spectroscopists. Decreases in optimization time are granted by parallelization for running on computer clusters and by skipping an initial grid search by using parameters from one solution as the starting point for another -using analytic model results for the numeric models, taking advantage of model nesting, and using averaged non-clustered results for the clustered analysis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu166
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems) > QP517 Biochemistry
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Depositing User: Gary Thompson
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 21:00 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:47 UTC
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