Geometric and physical considerations for realistic protein models
Hubner, Isaac A.
Shakhnovich, Eugene I.
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CitationHubner, Isaac A., and Eugene I. Shakhnovich. 2005. “Geometric and Physical Considerations for Realistic Protein Models.” Physical Review E72 (2): 022901. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.72.022901.
AbstractProtein structure is generally conceptualized as the global arrangement or of smaller, local motifs of helices, sheets, and loops. These regular, recurring secondary structural elements have well understood and standardized definitions in terms of amino acid backbone geometry and the manner in which hydrogen bonding requirements are satisfied. Recently, "tube" models have been proposed to explain protein secondary structure in terms of the geometrically optimal packing of a featureless cylinder. However, atomically detailed simulations demonstrate that such packing considerations alone are insufficient for defining secondary structure; both excluded volume and hydrogen bonding must be explicitly modeled for helix formation. These results have fundamental implications for the construction and interpretation of realistic and meaningful biomacromolecular models.
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