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University of Washington - College of Engineering - School of Medicine - Department of Bioengineering

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Multimolecule test-tube simulations of protein unfolding and aggregation
Paper of the Month
McCully M.E., Beck D.A.C., Daggett V.
PNAS 109:17851, 2012

Molecular dynamics simulations of protein folding or unfolding, unlike most in vitro experimental methods, are performed on a single molecule. The effects of neighboring molecules on the unfolding/folding pathway are largely ignored experimentally and simply not modeled computationally. More...


Goals: Realistic simulation of protein dynamics, unfolding/folding, and conformational transitions linked to disease.

Protein Simulation and Analysis

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