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Fractal Symmetry of Protein Interior

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology book series (BRIEFSBIOCHEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anirban Banerji
    Pages 1-17

About this book

Introduction

The essential question that fractal dimensions attempt to answer is about the scales in Nature. For a system as non-idealistic and complex as a protein, studying scale-invariance becomes particularly important.

Fractal Symmetry of Protein Interior investigates the diverse facets of the various scales at which we describe protein biophysical and biochemical phenomena. Following a thorough introduction to fractal dimensions, fractal-dimension-based approaches, that have been employed to study protein interior biophysical properties, are described. The focus is on the question “which scales are scale-invariant?” Investigations related to scaling of biophysical and biochemical behaviors may one day help us to formulate a fundamental theory about protein biophysics; which, in turn, may help us to understand fundamental principles of proteins.

Keywords

Biophysical properties Protein structure Scale-invariant

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Bioinformatics CentreUniversity of PunePuneIndia

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