Conformational Search and Protein Folding
Without protein folding, there would be no life as we know it. Genetic information, stored in nucleic acids, specifies a one-dimensional sequence of amino acids that comprise protein molecules. Yet, after synthesis, protein molecules spontaneously fold into a precise three-dimensional structure. Only after the folding process has completed can proteins perform their myriad functions, such as catalysis, regulation, chemical transport, motility, structural support, etc.
KeywordsRoot Mean Square Torsion Angle Root Mean Square Deviation Search Tree Conformational Space
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