Annalen der Physik

Cover image for Vol. 528 Issue 11-12

Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt

Impact Factor: 3.443

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 11/79 (Physics Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1521-3889

Associated Title(s): physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters, Advanced Materials, Laser & Photonics Reviews

524_08/2012Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 8/2012

Spotlight on Protein Folding: Proteins (green), chains of amino acids, are the nano-machines of life; some, for example, transport oxygen (red). Remarkably, based on their amino acid sequences, many proteins can spontaneously fold into unique 3D conformations necessary for function. Despite its complexity, the folding process is subject to simple general limits. Picture: M. M. Lin and A. H. Zewail, pp. 379–391, in this issue.

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