Quantum Approach to Fast Protein-Folding Time*

  title={Quantum Approach to Fast Protein-Folding Time*},
  author={Li-Hua Lu and You-Quan Li},
  journal={Chinese Physics Letters},
In the traditional random-conformational-search model, various hypotheses with a series of meta-stable intermediate states were often proposed to resolve the Levinthal paradox. Here we introduce a quantum strategy to formulate protein folding as a quantum walk on a definite graph, which provides us a general framework without making hypotheses. Evaluating it by the mean of first passage time, we find that the folding time via our quantum approach is much shorter than the one obtained via… 

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