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The role of water in structural transitions of biophysical systems

Susan A. Csiszar

The role of water in structural transitions of biophysical systems

by Susan A. Csiszar

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Published in 2005 .
Written in English


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ContributionsUniversity of Toronto. Dept. of Chemistry.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 108 leaves :
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19868938M

A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations. Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies. Environmental resource management is the management of the interaction and impact of human societies on the is not, as the phrase might suggest, the management of the environment itself. Environmental resources management aims to ensure that ecosystem services are protected and maintained for future human generations, and also maintain ecosystem integrity through considering.

Clifford Brangwynne is a biophysical engineer enhancing our understanding of cellular compartmentalization and its critical role in biological development. It has long been asserted that processes that drive cellular development—such as protein synthesis, energy production, cell cycle control, and waste degradation—require.   Transition metals such as zinc, iron, and copper are relatively essential constituents in the sphere of protein structural stability and functionality. Despite the importance of these metals in biological functions, an overabundance or a deficit of any may issue an action that is harmful to cell growth and viability.

Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Biochemical processes give rise to the complexity of life.. For instance, in every living cell, there is a crucial biological process, called process is the conversion of glucose into a useful form of energy, which is ATP(adenosine triphosphate).   The structure of the water is maintained, while not only accelerating the transitions in the φ ∕ ψ space, but also increasing the diffusion of the water molecules by approximately 54% and 79% for aMDtT-I and aMDtT-II, respectively, as shown in the plot of the mean-square-displacement of the water molecules in Fig. 7.


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