PHYSWednesday, August 20, 2008

8:00 AM-12:00 PM Loews -- Commonwealth D, Oral
Protein Folding Dynamics: Experiment and Theory
Organizers:Feng Gai
Angel E. Garcia
Presiding:Ruhong Zhou
8:00 AMProtein folding and misfolding: Mechanism and principles
S. Walter Englander
8:40 AMEnergetically significant nonnative cooperative interactions within an unfolded protein.
D. P. Raleigh, Jaehyun Cho, Satoshi Sato
9:20 AMHigh-resolution structures of protein folding intermediates and stepwise folding energy landscape
Yawen Bai
10:00 AMIntermission
10:20 AMFolding dynamics of four-helix-bundle proteins
Tetsunari Kimura, Jennifer C. Lee, Ekaterina V. Pletneva, Harry B. Gray, Jay R. Winkler
11:00 AMThe structural propensity of amino acid residues in GxG host peptides probed by vibrational and NMR spectroscopy
Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner, Thomas J. Measey, Daniel Mathieu, Harald Schwalbe
11:20 AMFolding kinetics of naturally occurring helices: The role of sidechain-sidechain interactions
Smita Mukherjee, Pramit Chowdhury, Michelle R. Bunagan, Feng Gai
11:40 AMCytochrome c folding studied by fluorescence resonance energy transfer
Amy A Ensign, Iris Jo, Todd D. Krauss, Kara L. Bren

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