Density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been carried out for hydrated L-alanine, L-alanyl-L-alanine and N-acetyl L-alanine N'-methylamide and examined with respect to the effect of water on the structure, the vibrational frequencies, vibrational absorption (VA) and vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) intensities. The large changes due to hydration on the structures, relative stability of conformers, and in the VA and VCD spectra observed experimentally are reproduced by the DFT calculations. Furthermore a neural network was constructed for reproducing the inverse scattering data (infer the structural coordinates from spectroscopic data) that the DFT method could produce. Finally the neural network performances are used to monitor a sensitivity or dependence analysis of the importance of secondary structures.
|Title of host publication||Theoretical and Computational Genome Research|
|ISBN (Print)||0-306-45503-X, 978-1-4613-7708-5|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||International Symposium on Theoretical and Computational Genome Research - Heidelberg, Germany|
Duration: 24 Mar 1996 → 27 Mar 1996
|Conference||International Symposium on Theoretical and Computational Genome Research|
|Period||24/03/1996 → 27/03/1996|