Effects of molecular model, ionic strength, divalent ions, and hydrophobic interaction on human neurofilament conformation
Joonseong Lee, Seonghoon Kim, Rakwoo Chang, Lakshmi Jayanthi, and Yeshitila Gebremichael
This paper details the effects of the model dependence, ionic strength, divalent ions, and hydrophobic interaction on the structural organization of the human neurofilament brush, using canonical ensemble MC simulations of a coarse-grained model with the amino-acid resolution. Neurofilaments are a second family of intermediate filaments found specifically in neurons; a neuron transmits information to another neuron by adding neurofilament subunits to its axon. In addition, the abnormal accumulation or degeneration of neurofilaments is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Accounting for the kinetics in order parameter analysis: Lessons from theoretical models and a disordered peptide
Ganna Berezovska, Diego Prada-Gracia, Stefano Mostarda, and Francesco Rao
The authors investigate a strategy for the analysis of order parameters time series that is kinetics compliant. Their results provide strong evidence that the coupling of order parameter fluctuations with complex network analysis represents a powerful approach to deconvolute crowded order parameter distributions of molecular systems.
Sequence-dependent thermodynamics of a coarse-grained DNA model
Petr Šulc, Flavio Romano, Thomas E. Ouldridge, Lorenzo Rovigatti, Jonathan P. K. Doye, and Ard A. Louis
The authors report extending a nucleotide-level coarse-grained DNA model to include sequence dependent stacking and hydrogen-bonding interactions. The revised model provides an efficient and accurate tool for the studying problems ranging from DNA nanotechnology to biology.
A general theory of DNA-mediated and other valence-limited colloidal interactions
Patrick Varilly, Stefano Angioletti-Uberti, Bortolo M. Mognetti, and Daan Frenkel
The authors discuss their theory for predicting the interaction potentials between DNA-coated colloids, which can also be used with any particles that interact by valence-limited ligand-receptor binding. In addition, the theory may aid in the design of crystal structures.
The potential and flux landscape theory of evolution
Feng Zhang, Li Xu, Kun Zhang, Erkang Wang, and Jin Wang
Although a well-established qualitative description of evolution exists, a comprehensive quantitative theory that describes general evolution dynamics is still needed. In this paper, the authors discuss their potential-flux landscape theory to explore the global dynamics of evolution.
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- Special Topic: Glass Transition
The Journal of Chemical Physics is pleased to announce a special topic section on the Glass Transition. This section provides a timely discussion of modern developments in our understanding of the behavior of supercooled liquids and amorphous materials, which have implications in diverse fields ranging from biology to materials science. In spite of decades of intense theoretical and experimental study, the fundamental causes of vitrification are still debated. David Reichman served as Guest Editor and worked with James Skinner and other JCP Associate Editors to produce this section.
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- Special Topic: Nonadiabatic Dynamics
The Journal of Chemical Physics is pleased to announce a special topic section on Nonadiabatic Dynamics. This section provides a timely discussion of modern developments, applications, and challenges in dynamics beyond the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Xiaosong Li and Oleg Prezdho served as Guest Editors and worked with JCP Associate Editors Ernest Davidson and Todd Martinez to produce this section. This Special Topic leads off with a Perspective: Nonadiabatic Dynamics Theory by John C. Tully.
- The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
The American Institute of Physics congratulates this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics, Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."
- Special Topic: Photochemistry at Surfaces
The Journal of Chemical Physics is pleased to announce a special topic section on Photochemistry at Surfaces. Essays in this section present personal perspectives on the field and provide an overview of promising areas for future research on photo-initiated processes at surfaces using advanced experimental techniques. JCP Associate Editor Horia Metiu served as Editor of this section.
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- Congratulations to Brooks Pate, winner of the 2013 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics.
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