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Lattice model for rapidly folding protein-like heteropolymers

Shrivastava, I and Vishveshwara, S and Cieplak, Marek and Maritan, A and Banavar, JR (1995) Lattice model for rapidly folding protein-like heteropolymers. In: PNAS, 92 (20). pp. 9206-9209.

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Protein folding is a relatively fast process considering the astronomical number of conformations in which a protein could find itself. Within the framework of a lattice model, we show that one can design rapidly folding sequences by assigning the strongest attractive couplings to the contacts present in a target native state, Our protein design can be extended to situations with both attractive and repulsive contacts. Frustration is minimized by ensuring that all the native contacts are again strongly attractive. Strikingly, this ensures the inevitability of folding and accelerates the folding process by an order of magnitude, The evolutionary implications of our findings are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: PNAS
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to National Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 07:13
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 05:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38068

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