Jakob Bohr

Kasper Olsen4
Kasper W Olsen2
4Kasper Olsen
2Kasper W Olsen
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The one-dimensional problem of selecting the triple helix with the highest volume fraction is solved and hence the condition for a helix to be close-packed is obtained. The close-packed triple helix is shown to have a pitch angle of vCP = 43.3 •. Contrary to the conventional notion, we suggest that close packing form the underlying principle behind the(More)
A repetitive crystal-like pattern is spontaneously formed upon the twisting of straight ribbons. The pattern is akin to a tessellation with isosceles triangles, and it can easily be demonstrated with ribbons cut from an overhead transparency. We give a general description of developable ribbons using a ruled procedure where ribbons are uniquely described by(More)
The interplay between global constraints and local material properties of chain molecules is a subject of emerging interest. Studies of molecules that are intrinsically chiral, such as double-stranded DNA, is one example. Their properties generally depend on the local geometry, i.e. on curvature and torsion, yet the paths of closed molecules are globally(More)
The question of the value of the pitch angle of DNA is visited from the perspective of a geometrical analysis of transcription. It is suggested that for transcription to be possible, the pitch angle of B-DNA must be smaller than the angle of zero-twist. At the zero-twist angle the double helix is maximally rotated and its strain-twist coupling vanishes. A(More)
The recently proposed close-packed motif for collagen is investigated using first principles semi-empirical wave function theory and Kohn-Sham density functional theory. Under these refinements the close-packed motif is shown to be stable. For the case of the 7/2 motif a similar stability exists. The electronic circular dichroism of the close-packed model(More)
The structural origin of the size of the 11 nm nucleosomal disc is addressed. On the nanometer length-scale the organization of DNA as chromatin in the chromosomes involves a coiling of DNA around the histone core of the nucleosome. We suggest that the size of the nucleosome core particle is dictated by the fulfillment of two criteria: One is optimizing the(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) structures of protein backbones have been predicted using neural networks. A feed forward neural network was trained on a class of functionally, but not structurally, homologous proteins, using backpropagation learning. The network generated tertiary structure information in the form of binary distance constraints for the Co atoms in(More)
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