[Chimera-users] Analysis of NMR-like ensembles in CHIMERA

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jun 14 09:14:51 PDT 2016

Hi Gleb,
As you probably saw already, you can calculate a contact map for each ensemble.

However, there is nothing to do such a statistical analysis automatically.  For each contact map, you would just get a set of edges and their values.  Maybe if you had a large number of snapshots (frames) for each of the two ensembles, you could take several different samples from each one (thus multiple contact maps from each ensemble) and then somehow use all those edge values to calculate some statistics.  However, I am not a statistical expert and cannot advise on what methodology would be valid or most appropriate for your data.


> On Jun 14, 2016, at 6:41 AM, James Starlight <jmsstarlight at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks so much Elaine!
> To simplify the problem -
> I have 2 cases both of which are the same process: binding established
> between A and B caputred by means of i) docking ii) MD simulation.
> Let's assumes that contact map is the most important criterioum for
> my case - because one of the *docking* ensemble was driven by means of
> experiemtal restraits so the contacts between pairs of the residues of
> A and B can be considered here as the reference which I want to
> reproduce in the second MD ensemble in unbiassed fassion.
> Is it possible to calculate contact maps for both ensembles separately
> using MD movie and than calculate some statistical variance or RMSD of
> established contact pairs between A and B within each of the ensembles
> and after all to compare both outputs to understand what are the
> cotacts from the MD ensembles has most statistical significance?
> Gleb

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