A new relaxation mode analysis method, which is referred to as the principal component relaxation mode analysis method, has been proposed to handle a large number of degrees of freedom of protein systems. In this method, principal component analysis is carried out first and then relaxation mode analysis is applied to a small number of principal components with large fluctuations. To reduce the contribution of fast relaxation modes in these principal components efficiently, we have also proposed a relaxation mode analysis method using multiple evolution times. The principal component relaxation mode analysis method using two evolution times has been applied to an all-atom molecular dynamics simulation of human lysozyme in aqueous solution. Slow relaxation modes and corresponding relaxation times have been appropriately estimated, demonstrating that the method is applicable to protein systems.
- Molecular dynamics
- Principal component analysis
- Relaxation mode analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy