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Protein Folding

mdl24 mdl24 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 10 12:40:36 EST 2000


Hello,

In Roger Penrose's book, The Emperor's New Mind, it is asserted that certain
types of crystal formation may include non-local quantum effects. It occured
to me that perhaps quantum effects are involved in protein folding - it is
impossible for a protein to try every possible conformation sequentially so
perhaps several different conformations are attempted in paralell.

Is this at all possible?

Magnus






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