A Random Force is a Force, of Course, of Coarse: Decomposing Complex Enzyme Kinetics with Surrogate Models
Calderon, Christopher P.
The temporal autocorrelation (AC) function associated with monitoring order parameters characterizing conformational fluctuations of an enzyme is analyzed using a collection of surrogate models. The surrogates considered are phenomenological stochastic differential equation (SDE) models. It is demonstrated how an ensemble of such surrogate models, each surrogate being calibrated from a single trajectory, indirectly contains information about unresolved conformational degrees of freedom. This ensemble can be used to construct complex temporal ACs associated with a ``non-Markovian" process. The ensemble of surrogates approach allows researchers to consider models more flexible than a mixture of exponentials to describe relaxation times and at the same time gain physical information about the system. The relevance of this type of analysis to matching single-molecule experiments to computer simulations and how more complex stochastic processes can emerge from a mixture of simpler processes is also discussed. The ideas are illustrated on a toy SDE model and on molecular dynamics simulations of the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase.
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