Applications of Knowledge Based Mean Fields in the Determination of Protein Structures
A major goal in protein structure theory is the development of physical models for protein solvent systems in terms of energy functions or force fields. The successful construction of a reasonable energy model would have an enormous impact on protein science and molecular biology paving the way for a vast number of industrial and scientific applications like the design and production of proteins with improved activity, increased thermostability or desired specificity. In the wake of the genome project the sequences of genes and their protein products are deciphered with an ever increasing rate but in spite of significant progress in experimental structure determination the ratio of known structures to known sequences is still decreasing (Bowie et al. 1991).
KeywordsForce Field Pair Interaction Amino Acid Pair Virus Coat Protein Folding Problem
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