Intrinsic mean-square displacements in proteins.

  title={Intrinsic mean-square displacements in proteins.},
  author={Derya Vural and H R Glyde},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={86 1 Pt 1},
  • D. Vural, H. Glyde
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Computer Science
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
The thermal mean-square displacement (MSD) of hydrogen in proteins and its associated hydration water is measured by neutron scattering experiments and used an indicator of protein function. The observed MSD as currently determined depends on the energy resolution width of the neutron scattering instrument employed. We propose a method for obtaining the intrinsic MSD of H in the proteins, one that is independent of the instrument resolution width. The intrinsic MSD is defined as the infinite… 

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