Long-range energy transfer in proteins

  title={Long-range energy transfer in proteins},
  author={Francesco Piazza and Yves‐Henri Sanejouand},
  journal={Physical Biology},
Proteins are large and complex molecular machines. In order to perform their function, most of them need energy, e.g. either in the form of a photon, as in the case of the visual pigment rhodopsin, or through the breaking of a chemical bond, as in the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Such energy, in turn, has to be transmitted to specific locations, often several tens of Å away from where it is initially released. Here we show, within the framework of a coarse-grained nonlinear network… 

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