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Composite Materials

2. December 2014

Polymeric materials show outstanding mechanical properties and have attracted a great deal of scientific interest. By means of all-atom molecular dynamics, …

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Focal Adhesion Kinase is a mechanosensor!

2. December 2014

MD simulations of a FAK fragment containing the catalytic and FERM domains in different protein system are carried out to compare …

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Proteins under shear flow

30. November 2014

Shear flow, as it occurs for example in blood vessel, is an alternative way of subjecting proteins to forces for signalling …

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Extremely elastic proteins

24. November 2014

The ultimate properties of proteins with respect to their ability to be force-reactive, are coarsely described by their capacity to withstand …

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Interaction between intrinsically disordered proteins and structured partners

24. November 2014

On the line of maturing new understanding of the factors regulating the correct dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins in solution, one …

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Conformational dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins

24. November 2014

Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) lack, by definition, of a well-defined three-dimensional structure and therefore explore a much larger conformational ensemble with …

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How graphene sheets respond to force

11. November 2014

Bogdan and Frauke have published two back-to-back articles (one together with the former member of the MBM group Dr. Ilona Baldus) …

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Die Kraft, die im Molekül steckt

22. July 2014

This content is only available in German. Dr. Frauke Gräter, Leiterin der Forschungsgruppe „Molecular Biomechanics“ am Heidelberger Institut für …

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What Determines the Stability of Proteins?

26. March 2013

With mathematical methods and computer simulations, Humboldt Fellow Richard Henchman (University of Manchester) is exploring the factors of protein stability – Research …

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Protein origami: Quick folders are the best

31. January 2013

The evolutionary history of proteins shows that protein folding is an important factor. Especially the speed of protein folding plays a …

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