Saurabh Shukla, Zahra Shamsi, Alexander S. Moffett, Balaji Selvam and Diwakar Shukla*
Methods in Molecular Biology, Hidden Markov Models, pp 29-41, 2017.
Publication year: 2017


Hidden Markov models (HMMs) provide a framework to analyze large trajectories of biomolecular simulation datasets. HMMs decompose the conformational space of a biological molecule into finite number of states that interconvert among each other with certain rates. HMMs simplify long timescale trajectories for human comprehension, and allow comparison of simulations with experimental data. In this chapter, we provide an overview of building HMMs for analyzing bimolecular simulation datasets. We demonstrate the procedure for building a Hidden Markov model for Met-enkephalin peptide simulation dataset and compare the timescales of the process.