By Hugo O. Villar (Eds.)
The second one quantity in a chain which goals to target advances in computational biology. This quantity discusses such issues as: statistical research of protein sequences; growth in large-scale series research; and the structure of loops in proteins
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Moreover, the local structure in the fluid phase is more pronounced the more nonideal the lipid mixture becomes. One macroscopic consequence of the dynamic membrane heterogeneity is that response functions, such as the specific heat or the compositional susceptibility, exhibit anomalies as a function of temperature. In particular, the specific heat has a sharp peak at the main transition. The peak intensity decreases for decreasing chain length whereas the intensity in the wings of the transition increases.
The appearance of the protein aggregates almost exclusively in the fluid region of the lattice is demonstrated by the snapshot of Figure 13(b). As the temperature is raised toward r = 313 K, the system leaves the phase separation region. The proteins are no longer only dissolved in a limited region, and the number of isolated proteins increases strongly, as can be seen from Figure 13(d). A number of small protein aggregates remain at the temperature just above the pure lipid transition temperature.
Hence, the protein-lipid interactions lead to compositional heterogeneities. In other words, the protein-lipid interactions couple to the compositional fluctuations of the binary lipid mixture in the fluid phase; cf. Figure 8(b). A very striking observation made from the model simulations (Sperotto and Mouritsen, 1993) of protein-induced compositional heterogeneity is related to a nonequilibrium transient effect found in the different concentration profiles of the two lipid species as these profiles establish themselves in the course of time.
Advances in Computational Biology by Hugo O. Villar (Eds.)