Insights into the potential functionality of single-chain force-induced conformational transitions in polymer networks: implications for polysaccharide signaling in the plant cell wall.

@article{Schuster2010InsightsIT,
  title={Insights into the potential functionality of single-chain force-induced conformational transitions in polymer networks: implications for polysaccharide signaling in the plant cell wall.},
  author={Erich Schuster and L. R. Lundin and M A K Williams},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 5 Pt 1},
  pages={051927}
}
The behavior of biopolymer networks comprised of clickable polysaccharide chains that can undergo force-induced conformational transitions was investigated during straining using a simulation technique. The simulation was carried out both using an affine deformation field and alternatively using Lees-Edwards boundary conditions as an example of a nonaffine… CONTINUE READING