16. Geometric Models of Protein Secondary-Structure Formation

  1. Horacio D. Espinosa3 and
  2. Gang Bao4
  1. Hendrik Hansen-Goos1 and
  2. Seth Lichter2

Published Online: 11 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482568.ch16

Nano and Cell Mechanics: Fundamentals and Frontiers

Nano and Cell Mechanics: Fundamentals and Frontiers

How to Cite

Hansen-Goos, H. and Lichter, S. (2013) Geometric Models of Protein Secondary-Structure Formation, in Nano and Cell Mechanics: Fundamentals and Frontiers (eds H. D. Espinosa and G. Bao), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482568.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Northwestern University, USA

  2. 4

    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 DEC 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118460399

Online ISBN: 9781118482568

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Keywords:

  • protein secondary-structure;
  • geometric models;
  • hydrophobic effect;
  • coarse-grained;
  • geometry-based modeling;
  • solvation effects;
  • morphometric approach;
  • Hadwiger's Theorem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hydrophobic Effect

  • Prior Numerical and Coarse-Grained Models

  • Geometry-Based Modeling: The Tube Model

  • Morphometric Approach to Solvation Effects

  • Discussion, Conclusions, Future Work

  • Acknowledgments

  • References