New Research Article Published in Molecules (IF: 4.927)

Please check our recent article published in Molecules (IF: 4.927).

A Molecular Mechanics Energy Partitioning Software for Biomolecular Systems

Fernandes H.S., Cerqueira N.M.F.S.A., Sousa S.F., and Melo A.
Molecules 27 (17) (2022) | DOI: 10.3390/molecules27175524


The partitioning of the molecular mechanics (MM) energy in calculations involving biomolecular systems is important to identify the source of major stabilizing interactions, e.g., in ligand–protein interactions, or to identify residues with considerable contributions in hybrid multiscale calculations, i.e., quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM). Here, we describe Energy Split, a software program to calculate MM energy partitioning considering the AMBER Hamiltonian and parameters. Energy Split includes a graphical interface plugin for VMD to facilitate the selection of atoms and molecules belonging to each part of the system. Energy Split is freely available at or can be easily installed through the VMD Store.

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