Computer Simulations of Protein Folding and Evolution
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CitationXu, Jiabin. 2013. Computer Simulations of Protein Folding and Evolution. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractComputer simulations for investigating protein folding and evolution are presented. In chapter 1, an all-atom model with a knowledge-based potential is used to study the folding kinetics of Formin-Binding protein. We study the folding kinetics by performing Monte Carlo simulations. We examine the order of formation of two beta-hairpins, the folding mechanism of each individual beta-hairpin, and transition state ensemble (TSE) and compare our results with experimental data and previous computational studies. Further, a rigorous Pfold analysis is used to obtain representative samples of the TSEs showing good quantitative agreement between experimental and simulated phi values.
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