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A statistical mechanics perspective for protein folding from $q$-state Potts model.

@article{Silva2017ASM,
  title={A statistical mechanics perspective for protein folding from \$q\$-state Potts model.},
  author={Theja N. De Silva and Vattika Sivised},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
  year={2017}
}
The folding of a peptide chain into a three dimensional structure is a thermodynamically driven process such that the chain naturally evolves to form domains of similar amino acids. The formation of this domain occurs by curling the one dimensional amino acid sequence by moving similar amino acids proximity to each other. We model this formation of domains or ordering of amino acids using q-state Potts model and study the thermodynamic properties using a statistical mechanics approach… 
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