Braid & knot theory in protein folding and genetics?
harke at cs.ualberta.ca
Wed Nov 4 17:28:06 EST 1998
Alex <emacser at my-dejanews.com> writes:
>Hi. I read recently that braid theory has some bearing on the protein
>folding problem, and knot theory has some bearing on genetics. Could
>someone point me at some references which explain how?
Check out "Lifting the Curtain: Using Topology to Probe the Hidden Action
of Enzymes" by De Witt Sumners
(http://www.ams.org/notices/199505/sumners.html), or the course syllabus
for "Scientific Applications of Knot Theory with Applications to Biology,
Chemistry and Physics at http://www.va.gwu.edu/computation/cs-mb284.htm
I'm pretty sure these deal primarily with DNA. I'd love to see how
braid theory applies to proteins.
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