More hydrogen bonds for the (structural) biologist.

  title={More hydrogen bonds for the (structural) biologist.},
  author={M. S. Weiss and Maria Brandl and J{\"u}rgen S{\"u}hnel and Debnath Pal and Rolf Hilgenfeld},
  journal={Trends in biochemical sciences},
  volume={26 9},
Why does a given protein structure form and why is this structure stable? These fundamental biochemical questions remain fascinating and challenging problems because the physical bases of the forces that govern protein structure, stability and folding are still not well understood. Now, a general concept of hydrogen bonding in proteins is emerging. This concept involves not only N-H and O-H donor groups, but also C-H, and not only N and O as acceptor groups, but also pi-systems. We postulate… CONTINUE READING

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