Tunable nanomechanics of protein disulfide bonds in redox microenvironments.

Abstract

Disulfide bonds are important chemical cross-links that control the elasticity of fibrous protein materials such as hair, feather, wool and gluten in breadmaking dough. Here we present a novel computational approach using the first-principles-based ReaxFF reactive force field and demonstrate that this approach can be used to show that the fracture strength… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2011.08.017

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