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We have collected computed barrier heights and reaction energies (and associated model structures) for five enzymes from studies published by Himo and co-workers. Using this data, obtained at the B3LYP/6- 311+G(2d,2p)[LANL2DZ]//B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level of theory,...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1994
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1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborine is a structural and electronic analogue of benzene which is able to occupy benzene-binding pockets in T4 lysozymeand has been proposed as suitable arene-mimicking group for biological and pharmaceutical applications. Its applicability...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1989v1
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Contrary to the majority of the members of the lipocalin family, which are stable monomers with the specific OBP fold (a β-barrel consisting of a 8-stranded anti-parallel β-sheet followed by a short α-helical segment, a ninth β-strand, and a disordered C-terminal...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1642
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In a family of monomeric odorant-binding proteins (OBPs), bovine OBP (bOBP), that lacks conserved disulfide bond found in other OBPs, occupies unique niche because of its ability to form domain-swapped dimers. In this study, we analyzed conformational stabilities...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1574
2 citations
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Bovine odorant-binding protein (bOBP) differs from other lipocalins by lacking the conserved disulfide bond and for being able to form the domain-swapped dimers. To identify structural features responsible for the formation of the bOBP unique dimeric structure...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1933
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It is well known that the biological properties of compounds are directly related to the configuration of their stereogenic centers. Therefore, the determination of the compound spatial structure, including its configuration, is crucial for better understanding...

["Biophysics","Drugs and Devices","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1935v1
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Computer modeling is a popular tool to identify the most-probable conformers of a molecule. Although the solvent can have a large effect on the stability of a conformation, many popular conformational search methods are only capable of describing molecules in the...

["Biophysics","Pharmacology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1931v1
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The attractor method and some of its applications are presented. We start with the original research question “How to diagnose fatigue (fatigability) in MS patients reliably”. So far a decisive method to discriminate between non-fatiguing and marginal fatiguing...

["Biophysics","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1822v1
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We have collected computed barrier heights and reaction energies (and associated model structures) for five enzymes from studies published by Himo and co-workers. Using this data, obtained at the B3LYP/6- 311+G(2d,2p)[LANL2DZ]//B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level of theory,...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1741v2
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The 2014 Ebola virus (EBOV) outbreak in West Africa is the largest in recorded history and resulted in over 11,000 deaths. It is essential that strategies for treatment and containment be developed to avoid future epidemics of this magnitude. With the development...

["Biophysics","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Virology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1674
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Here we question the generality of the conventional definition of a native conformation –as the 3-dimensional conformation of an entire globular polypeptide molecule. Although considered common knowledge, and thus not explicitly stated in modern writings, this...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1735v1
93 downloads
429 views

Background. Amyloid secondary structure relies on the intermolecular assembly of polypeptide chains through main-chain interaction. According to this, all proteins have the potential to form amyloid structure, nevertheless, in nature only few proteins aggregate...

["Biophysics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1676
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Background/objectives. This study examines the surface activity, resistance to biophysical inhibition, and pulmonary efficacy of a synthetic lung surfactant containing glycerophospholipids combined with Super Mini-B (S-MB) DATK, a novel and stable molecular mimic...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1528
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Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) of intact Escherichia coli (E. coli) was used to identify non-lipidic targets of the antimicrobial peptide (AMP) MSI-78. The DSC thermograms revealed that, in addition to its known lytic properties, MSI-78 also has a striking...

["Biophysics","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1516
149 downloads
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The calcitic lenses in the eyes of Palaeozoic trilobites are unique in the animal kingdom, although the use of calcite would have conveyed great advantages for vision in aquatic systems. Calcite lenses are transparent, and due to their high refractive index they...

["Biophysics","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1492

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