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10 zero. 10 zero. 05 zero. 05 zero. 00 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 Carbon atom quantity 1 Scd Scd sn2 Oleoyl zero. 30 zero. 00 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen Carbon atom quantity Fig. 6 Calculated lipid deuterium order parameters for a 50-ns simulation of a penetratin molecule sure to a bilayer of 128 lipid molecules in a 7:1 POPC/POPS ratio. stable circles denote order parameters calculated over all lipids, open squares are for peptide-interacting lipids in basic terms. No distinction is made among POPC and POPS lipid molecules 1. Calculate which lipids have interaction with the peptide for each body within the trajectory. 2. for every lipid tail: (a) Calculate the lipid order parameters for every person lipid and lipid tail for each body within the trajectory. those time frames should still fit the calculation of peptide-interacting lipids. (b) for every time-frame: i. Extract the residue numbers of the peptide-interacting lipids. ii. usual the calculated order parameters for the given lipid tail for those lipids on the given time-frame. (c) normal those averaged order parameters over all time frames. The ensuing graph is depicted in Fig. 6. 2. 2. five Coordinate body in Bilayer Simulations, g zcoor and g xycoor opting for definitely the right reference axes for the simulation considerably allows next analyses simply because no coordinate transformation is important. Taking the instance of Fig. three, the z-axis coincides with the conventional to the bilayer floor. Any estate regarding “distance to bilayer” is calculated within the z-axis in simple terms, almost certainly in terms of the bilayer or head workforce heart. this system g zcoor (see notice three) does precisely this: extract the (center-of-mass averaged) z coordinate for a mix of molecules and/or atoms. Combining the extraction of z coordinates relative to the bilayer middle with the definition of peptide-interacting lipids produces Fig. 7. it may be visible that the Membrane-Associated Proteins and Peptides 173 three. zero 2. zero z-coordinate (nm) 1. zero penetratin zero. zero phosphate interacting phosphate carbonyl interacting carbonyl -1. zero double bond interacting double bond bilayer middle double bond -2. zero carbonyl phosphate -3. zero zero 10 20 30 forty 50 Time (ns) Fig. 7 common distance to the bilayer middle (in the z coordinate) for penetratin and chosen lipid teams (see additionally Fig. three) for a 50-ns simulation of penetratin binding to a bilayer of 128 lipid molecules in a 7:1 POPC/POPA ratio. The legend follows the strains from best to backside, with thick strains drawn for peptide-interacting lipids and a dashed line for the bilayer middle organization among peptide and bilayer has a right away influence at the lipids which are outlined as interacting with the peptide as they're driven down towards the bilayer heart, while different lipids don't appear to be affected. Orthogonally to this, the x- and y-axes describe diffusion in the bilayer floor. this system g xycoor extracts the x and y coordinates for each unmarried atom in any variety of mixtures of molecules and/or atoms (see word 3).