Protein Dynamics — Concepts and Experimental Tools
Published Online: 15 AUG 2009
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Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
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Frauenfelder, H. 2009. Protein Dynamics — Concepts and Experimental Tools. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .
- Published Online: 15 AUG 2009
Most textbooks and publications show proteins in a unique structure and naked, without hydration shell and bulk environment. In reality, proteins can assume a very large number of different conformations. They fluctuate continuously and are controlled by the hydration shell and the solvent. Without these fluctuations, proteins could not work. This chapter gives a brief overview of protein dynamics and cites references where more information can be found.
- conformational substates;
- energy landscape;
- α and β fluctuations;