706 Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Folding and Assembly

Thursday, November 20, 2014: 12:30 PM
Crystal Ballroom B/E (Hilton Atlanta)
Biological systems require precise folding, recognition, and self-assembly behaviors to form complex nanostructures and molecular machines. This session solicits theoretical, simulation, and experimental studies that address aspects of both natural and synthetic biomolecule folding and assembly. We encourage submissions that focus on fundamental biophysical thermodynamic and transport properties, mechanisms, and models. Topics of interest include: protein, RNA, and DNA folding and stability; design of structure and function; biomolecules at interfaces and under confinement; and self-assembly of biomolecules into machines and materials.

Thermodynamics and Transport Properties

Sapna Sarupria
Email: ssarupr@g.clemson.edu

Andrew L. Ferguson
Email: alf@illinois.edu

1:00 PM
(706c) Ion-Induced Perturbations of Solvation Structure Reverse the Thermodynamic Mechanism of Hydrophobic Association Between Human Carbonic Anhydrase and Arylsulfonamides
Jerome M. Fox, Kyungtae Kang, Matthew R. Lockett, Woody Sherman, Annie Héroux, Mostafa Baghbanzadeh, Benjamin Breiten and George M. Whitesides

1:15 PM
(706d) The Effects of Viscosity on Nucleic Acid Assembly: A Possible Solution to the Strand Inhibition Problem
Christine He, Isaac Gallego, Brandon Laughlin, Nicholas Hud and Martha Grover

2:00 PM
(706g) Effect of Surface Hydrophobicity on the Conformational Stability of GB1 Hairpin
Ryan Gotchy Mullen, Baron Peters, Jeetain Mittal and Joan-Emma Shea
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