Characterization of residual structure in the thermally denatured state of barnase by simulation and experiment: description of the folding pathway.

Residual structure in the denatured state of a protein may contain clues about the early events in folding. We have simulated by molecular dynamics the denatured state of barnase, which has been studied by NMR spectroscopy. An ensemble of 10(4) structures was generated after 2 ns of unfolding and following for a further 2 ns. The ensemble was heterogeneous… CONTINUE READING