11 February 2007

Protein Folding Problem

1. Tagged by TSR, I write belatedly: "Useful complementary techniques have been developed to fold given secondary structures by energy minimization procedures. By holding helices and strands rigid in the course of the simulation, the problem is transformed into how best to fold secondary stucture elements into compact forms. This procedure, essentially the non-trivial 'coil' folding problem, can be thought of as an intermediate step in the ab initio folding of the amino acid sequence." --bound dissertation (it's a book alright) of someone who shall remain nameless

2. Such sentences are also the reason for Sieglinde's relative silence. (I'm still negotiating terms of my return.)

3. I tag Khaleem, JFL, either/both of the Wellsungs.