On the emergence of orientational order in folded proteins with implications for allostery

@article{Chakraborty2021OnTE,
  title={On the emergence of orientational order in folded proteins with implications for allostery},
  author={Debayan Chakraborty and Mauro Lorenzo Mugnai and D. Thirumalai},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2021}
}
The beautiful structures of single and multi-domain proteins are clearly ordered in some fashion but cannot be readily classified using group theory methods that are successfully used to describe periodic crystals. For this reason, protein structures are considered to be aperiodic, and may have evolved this way for functional purposes, especially in instances that require a combination of softness and rigidity within the same molecule. By analyzing the solved protein structures, we show that… 

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