We study a physical system which, while devoid of the complexity one usually associates with proteins, nevertheless displays a remarkable array of proteinlike properties. The constructive hypothesis that this striking resemblance is not accidental not only leads to a unified framework for understanding protein folding, amyloid formation, and protein interactions but also has implications for natural selection.

Unified perspective on proteins: A physics approach

MARITAN, AMOS;SENO, FLAVIO;TROVATO, ANTONIO
2004

Abstract

We study a physical system which, while devoid of the complexity one usually associates with proteins, nevertheless displays a remarkable array of proteinlike properties. The constructive hypothesis that this striking resemblance is not accidental not only leads to a unified framework for understanding protein folding, amyloid formation, and protein interactions but also has implications for natural selection.
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