We introduce a new hydrogen bonding potential of mean force generated from high-quality crystal structures for use in Xplor-NIH structure calculations. This term applies to hydrogen bonds involving both backbone and sidechain atoms. When used in structure refinement calculations of 10 example protein systems with experimental distance, dihedral and residual dipolar coupling restraints, we demonstrate that the new term has superior performance to the previously developed hydrogen bonding potential of mean force used in Xplor-NIH.
Keywords: hydrogen bond; potential of mean force; protein; structure determination.
Published 2019. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.