Statistical Thermodynamics of Proteins
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The subject of this thesis is to formulate effective energy expressions (Hamiltonians) of proteins and protein related systems. By use of equilibrium statistical mechanics we calculate thermodynamical functions, whereupon we compare the results from theory with experimental data. Papers 1-7 and 10-12 concern this problem. In addition, Paper 8 (P8) and Paper 9 (P9) are attached. Both these papers were finalized during the Ph.D. study. However, they are not related to proteins.
Has partsBakk, A; Høye, JS; Hansen, A; Sneppen, K; Jensen, MH. Pathways in two-state protein folding. Biophys.. 79: 2722-2727, 2000.
Bakk, A; Høye, JS; Hansen, A; Sneppen, K. Thermodynamical Implications of a Protein Model with Water Interactions. J. Theor. Biol.. 201(3): 367-373, 2001.
Bakk, A; Hansen, A; Sneppen, K. Protein model exhibiting three folding transitions. Physica A. 291(1-4): 60-70, 2001.
Bakk, A; Høye, JS; Hansen, A. Heat Capacity of Protein Folding. Biophys. J.. 81(2): 710-714, 2001.
Bakk, A; Høye, JS. Microscopic argument for the anomalous hydration heat capacity increment upon solvation of apolar substances. Physica A. 303(3-4): 286-294, 2002.
Bakk, A. Two-state protein model with water interactions: Influence of temperature on the intrinsic viscosity of myoglobin. Phys. Rev. E. 63: 061906, 2001.
Bakk, A; Høye, JS; Hansen, A. Specific heat upon aqueous unfolding of the protein interior: a theoretical approach. Physica A. 304: 355-361, 2002.
Bakk, A; Hansen, A. Mapping the non-directed polymer model to a non-linear growth equation of Burgers type. Physica A. 310(1-2): 7-16, 2002.
Bakk, A; Fossum, JO; da Silva, GJ; Adland, HM; Mikkelsen, A. Viscosity and transient electric birefringence study of clay colloidal aggregation. Phys. Rev. E. 65: 021407, 2002.
Bakk, A; Høye, JS; Hansen, A. Apolar and Polar Solvation Thermodynamics Related to the Protein Unfolding Process. Biophys J. 82: 713-719, 2002.
Bakk, A; Dommersnes, PG; Hansen, A; Høye, JS; Sneppen, K; Jensen, MH. Thermodynamics of proteins: Fast folders and sharp transitions. Computer Physics Communications. 147(1-2): 307-312, 2002.
Bakk, A. Heat capacities of solid state proteins: implications for protein stability in solution. Physica A. 313(3-4): 540-548, 2002.