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Journal of Biological Physics

, Volume 27, Issue 2–3, pp 229–241 | Cite as

Cold and Warm Denaturation of Proteins

  • G. Caldarelli
  • P. De Los Rios
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Abstract

We introduce a simplified protein model where the water degrees of freedom appear explicitly (although in an extremely simplified fashion). Using thismodel we are able to recover both the warm and the cold protein denaturation within a single framework, while addressing important issues about the structure of model proteins.

Cold denaturation hydrophobic forces proteins 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Caldarelli
    • 1
  • P. De Los Rios
    • 2
  1. 1.INFM Sezione di Roma1 and Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità `La Sapienza'RomaItaly
  2. 2.Institut de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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