Publications

Hills Jr., R.D., B.A. Pontefract, H.R. Mishcon, C.A. Black, S.C. Sutton and C.R. Theberge. 2019. Gut microbiome: Profound implications for diet and disease. Nutrients 11:1613. Open Access


Hills Jr., R.D. and E. Erpenbeck. 2018. Guide to popular diets, food choices, and their health outcome. Health Care Current Reviews 6:223. Open Access


Hills Jr., R.D. 2018. Refining amino acid hydrophobicity for dynamics simulation of membrane proteins. PeerJ 6:e4230. Open Access


Fosso-Tande, J., C. Black, S.G. Aller, L. Lu and R.D. Hills Jr. 2017. Simulation of lipid-protein interactions with the CgProt force field. AIMS Mol. Sci. 4:352-69. Open Access


Hills Jr., R.D. and N. McGlinchey. 2016. Model parameters for simulation of physiological lipids. J. Comput. Chem. 37:1112-18. Featured on inside journal cover . Open Access


Hills Jr., R.D. 2014. Balancing bond, nonbond and Gō-like terms in coarse grain simulations of conformational dynamics. Methods Mol. Biol. 1084:123-40. Download PDF


Faller, C.E., K.A. Reilly, R.D. Hills Jr. and O. Guvench. 2013. Peptide backbone sampling convergence with the adaptive biasing force algorithm. J. Phys. Chem. B 117:518-26. PubMed Central


Ward, A.B., O. Guvench and R.D. Hills Jr. 2012. Coarse grain lipid-protein molecular interactions and diffusion with MsbA flippase. Proteins 80:2178-90. Featured on Journal Cover. Download PDF


Kerkow, D.E., A.B. Carmel, E. Menichelli, G. Ambrus, R.D. Hills Jr, L. Gerace and J.R. Williamson. 2012. The structure of the NXF2/NXT1 heterodimeric complex reveals the combined specificity and versatility of the NTF2-like fold. J. Mol. Biol. 415:649-65. PubMed Central


Jamison II, F.W., T.J. Foster, J.A. Barker, R.D. Hills Jr. and O. Guvench. 2011. Mechanism of binding site conformational switching in the CD44-hyaluronan protein-carbohydrate binding interaction. J. Mol. Biol. 406:631-47. PubMed


Hills Jr., R.D., L. Lu and G.A. Voth. 2010. Multiscale coarse-graining of the protein energy landscape. PLoS Comput. Biol. 6:e1000827. Open Access


Hills Jr., R.D.,* S.V. Kathuria,* L.A. Wallace, I.J. Day, C.L. Brooks III and C.R. Matthews. 2010. Topological frustration in beta/alpha-repeat proteins: Sequence diversity modulates the conserved folding mechanisms of alpha/beta/alpha sandwich proteins. J. Mol. Biol. 398:332-50. PubMed Central


Hills Jr., R.D. and C.L. Brooks III. 2009. Insights from coarse-grained Gō models for protein folding and dynamics. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10:889-905. IJMS Best Paper Award 2013 . Article has been viewed 12,000 times. Open Access


Hills Jr., R.D. and C.L. Brooks III. 2008. Coevolution of function and the folding landscape: Correlation with density of native contacts. Biophys. J. 95:L57-9. PubMed Central


Hills Jr., R.D. and C.L. Brooks III. 2008. Subdomain competition, cooperativity and topological frustration in the folding of CheY. J. Mol. Biol. 382:485-95. PubMed Central


Hills Jr., R.D. and C.L. Brooks III. 2007. Hydrophobic cooperativity as a mechanism for amyloid nucleation. J. Mol. Biol. 368:894-901. PubMed Central


Brown, L.J., K.L. Sale, R. Hills, C. Rouviere, L. Song, X. Zhang and P.G. Fajer. 2002. Structure of the inhibitory region of troponin by site directed spin labeling electron paramagnetic resonance. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99:12765-70. PubMed Central