Universal behavior of localization of residue fluctuations in globular proteins

Yinhao Wu, Xianzhang Yuan, Xia Gao, Haiping Fang, Jian Zi

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Localization properties of residue fluctuations in globular proteins were studied using Gaussian network models. The participation ratio of fluctuations in globular proteins showed a universal behavior confirmed by theoretical calculations in real globular and model proteins. It was found that the loops connecting the secondary structures were responsible for the behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041909
Pages (from-to)419091-419094
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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