Folding interpenetration in a gliadin model: the role of the characteristic octapeptide motif.

A model of a rheologically relevant protein, omega-gliadin, is proposed and studied in this work by means of molecular dynamics techniques. The model is based on an octapeptide repeat motif that is experimentally described as characteristic of that protein and as constituting it almost entirely. The initial molecular structure consisted of 20 such repeats… CONTINUE READING