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temperature factor and secondary structure

Iosif Vaisman iiv at mmlds1.pha.unc.edu
Tue May 13 19:19:55 EST 1997

On 13 May 1997, Kay Hofmann wrote:

> Is anybody aware of a study correlating temperature factor (or other
> metrics of local rigidity) to the position of the residue in a 
> secondary structure element?
> Intuitively, one would assume residues in the center of helices or
> beta structures to be much more confined than residues in structurally
> undefined loops. I am looking for a more quantitative treatment but
> could not find anything really relevant in the literature.

One of the papers on this subject:

R. B. Altman, C. Hughes, & O. Jardetzky. Compositional Characteristic of 
Relatively Disordered Regions in Proteins. Protein and Peptide Letters, 
1:120-127, 1994.

On-line version is available at 

Iosif Vaisman
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