Design of toy proteins capable of rearranging conformations in a mechanical fashion

Alexander L. Borovinskiy, Alexander Yu Grosberg

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    Abstract

    A toy model which exhibits quite a few protein-machinelike properties was designed. The usefulness of a toy allows to gain some insights into the general concept of a machinelike function of proteins. Thus, the described model was designed in such a way that the energy of the globule at one end of the rearrangement path was higher than at the other. Playing with the toy allows to gain some insights into the general concept of a machinelike function of proteins.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5201-5212
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Volume118
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 15 2003

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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