Protein Structural Flexibility: Molecular Motions
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Henchman, R. H. and McCammon, J. A. 2005. Protein Structural Flexibility: Molecular Motions. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Protein molecules are intrinsically flexible and typically undergo a wide variety of motions at normal temperatures. The flexibility and dynamics of proteins have been harnessed by evolution for a wide variety of their activities, ranging from ligand binding to regulation of function.
- protein dynamics;
- enzyme mechanisms;