A set of computer programs for the construction, the evaluation and the representation of hydrodynamic models of proteins

C. Ruggiero, L. Piccinini, B. Spotorno, G. Tassara, F. Molina, M. Rocco

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Abstract

A set of computer programs useful in the building and evaluation of low-resolution models of proteins is described. The basis of the procedures used is the Kirkwood theory of irreversible transport processes in solution. The macromolecule is modeled as an array of N spherical elements (beads) in such a way that its size and shape are as closely matched as possible. The beads act as frictional centers, and it is possible to calculate from Stokes' law the frictional force exerted on the solvent by each bead. The block diagram of the main programs of the beads modeling system is shown. Their application in the modeling of the human plasma protein fibrinogen is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1620-1621
Number of pages2
Editionpt 4
ISBN (Print)0879425598
Publication statusPublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Nov 1 1990Nov 4 1990

Other

OtherProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Period11/1/9011/4/90

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  • Bioengineering

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Ruggiero, C., Piccinini, L., Spotorno, B., Tassara, G., Molina, F., & Rocco, M. (1990). A set of computer programs for the construction, the evaluation and the representation of hydrodynamic models of proteins. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 4 ed., pp. 1620-1621). Publ by IEEE.