Magee, James E. and Warwicker, J. and Lue, L. (2004) Freezing and folding behavior in simple off-lattice heteropolymers. Journal of Chemical Physics, 120 (23). pp. 11285-11291. ISSN 0021-9606Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We have performed parallel tempering Monte Carlo simulations using a simple continuum heteropolymer model for proteins. All 10 heteropolymer sequences which we have studied have shown first-order transitions at low temperature to ordered states dominated by single chain conformations. These results are in contrast with the theoretical predictions of the random energy model for heteropolymers, from which we would expect continuous transitions to glassy behavior at low temperatures.
|Keywords:||freezing, Monte Carlo methods, digital simulation, sequences, proteins, molecular biophysics, polymer structure, polymers, macromolecules, Physical and theoretical chemistry, Physics and Astronomy(all), Physical and Theoretical Chemistry|
|Subjects:||Science > Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Chemical and Process Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||29 Feb 2012 12:43|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 16:47|