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Nonlinear Excitations in Biomolecules : Centre de Physique Des Houches - Michel Peyrard

Nonlinear Excitations in Biomolecules

Centre de Physique Des Houches

By: Michel Peyrard (Editor)

Paperback ISBN: 9783540592501
Number Of Pages: 427

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In the last few years, hopes have emerged that simple concepts could perhaps explain the extremely complicated biomolecular processes which are now known to a greater accuracy. In parallel, powerful methods in physics, especially nonlinearity and co-operative effects, have been developed. They apply especially to biological phenomena and can explain coherent excitations with remarkable properties. This book provides a pedagogical introduction to the theory of nonlinear excitations and solutions in a biological environment, and also to the structure and function of biomolecules as well as energy and charge transport in biophysics.

The intersection of nonlinear science, molecular biology, and condensed matter physics. Viewpoints
Introduction to solitons and their applications in physics and biology
Selected topics in molecular biology, in need of "hard" science
Modelling the DNA double helix: techniques and results
Potential-of-mean-force description of ionic interactions and structural hydration in biomolecular systems
Inelastic neutron scattering studies of oriented DNA
Model simulations of base pair motion in B-DNA
A nonlinear model for DNA melting
Dynamics of conformational excitations in the DNA macromolecule
Nonlinear dynamics of plasmid pBR322 promoters
Helical geometry and DNA models
Nonlinear localized excitations and the dynamics of H-bonds in DNA
Proteins and the physics of complexity
Multi-basin dynamics of a protein in aqueous solution
Nonlinear excitations in molecular crystals with chains of peptide bonds
Low temperature Raman spectra of acetanilide and its deuterated derivatives: comparison with normal mode analysis
Conformational dynamics of proteins: beyond the nanosecond time scale
Motions and correlations of the transmembrane domain of a protein receptor studied by molecular dynamics simulation
Solitary waves in biology
Exact two-quantum states of the semiclassical Davydov model and their thermal stability
Post-soliton quantum mechanics
Dynamic form factor for the Yomosa model for the energy transport in proteins
Energy and charge transfer in photosynthesis
The role of nonlinearity in modelling energy transfer in Scheibe aggregates
Protons in hydrated protein powders
Nonlinear models of collective proton transport in hydrogen-bonded systems
Proton-solitons bridge physics with biology
Neutron scattering studies of biopolymer-water systems: solvent mobility and collective excitations
The cell's microtubules: self-organization and information processing properties
Translation optimization in bacteria: statistical models
Dynamics of vibrational dissociation of a pseudo-cluster
The step-potential model for [pi]-electrons in hydrocarbon-systems
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9783540592501
ISBN-10: 3540592504
Series: Centre de Physique Des Houches
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 427
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.7

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