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Autowave self-organization in protein folding

A. E. Sidorovа, N. T. Levashova, E. V. Malyshko, V. A. Tverdislov

Moscow University Physics Bulletin 2019. N 3.

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A review of the physical laws of spatial structure formation in proteins during folding - process by which a homochiral polypeptide chain acquires a unique native configuration - is presented, including mathematical models of the process. The review materials are summarized by a new phenomenological model for the formation of hierarchies of alternating chiral structures, as well as by a new mathematical model for the formation of -helices as autowave structures. The thermodynamic aspects of folding associated with symmetry factors are discussed.

Received: 2018 December 20
Approved: 2019 August 26
PACS:
87.15.-v Biomolecules: structure and physical properties
Rissian citation:
А. Э. Сидорова, Н. Т. Левашова, Е. В. Малышко, В. А. Твердислов.
Автоволновая самоорганизация в фолдинге белков.
Вестн. Моск. ун-та. Сер. 3. Физ. Астрон. 2019. № 3. С. 3.
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A. E. Sidorovа, N. T. Levashova, E. V. Malyshko, V. A. Tverdislov
$^1$Faculty of Physics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University
Issue 3, 2019

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