Coherent topological phenomena in protein folding

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Abstract

A theory is presented for coherent topological phenomena in protein dynamics with implications for protein folding and stability. We discuss the relationship to the writhing number used in knot diagrams of DNA. The winding state defines a long-range order along the backbone of a protein with long-range excitations, `wring' modes, that play an important role in protein denaturation and stability. Energy can be pumped into these excitations, either thermally or by an external force.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFolding and Design
Volume2
Pages (from-to)S15-S18
ISSN1359-0278
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventDistance-Based Approaches to Protein Structure Determination III - Copenhagen
Duration: 1 Jan 1996 → …

Conference

ConferenceDistance-Based Approaches to Protein Structure Determination III
CityCopenhagen
Period01/01/1996 → …

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