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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Medical School
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

PI: William B. Gleason, Fellow

Applications of High-Performance Computing to Biological Structure Problems

This work concerned experimental and theoretical structural modeling questions. It included x-ray crystallographic structure determination of protein/ligand complexes as well as simulation of such structures using docking and/or molecular dynamics studies. Systems of interest included glycosaminoglycan (e.g., heparin) interactions with proteins. These are important in blood coagulation as well as virtually all aspects of growth and development.