Monthly Archives: February 2017

THE AWK PROGRAM

Awk is a powerful Unix tool. Its name derives from the surname initials of Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan who originally designed it at Bell Labs in 1977. The program has a different version and implementations. A commonly … Continue reading

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Note of Unix Shell Programming

Shell commands can be combined in scripts files that perform complex actions. In the following, a very short introduction to the csh (and tcsh) shell programming is given. For other types of shell, the reader can consult comprehensive textbooks dedicated … Continue reading

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Yet Another Introduction To LINUX

What is Linux? Linux is a free and open source operative system (OS) derived from the Unix OS. It is created by Linus Torvalds. Initially, it was developed for personal computer but now it is diffused on almost all the … Continue reading

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Protein Engineering​ and Evolution

  Phytase             A. Shivange, U. Schwaneberg, D. Roccatano. Conformational dynamics of active site loop in Escherichia coli phytase. Biopolymers. 93(11), 994–1002, (2010).   Monooxygenase P450 BM3    Figure.   S. Wong, N. Wu, D. … Continue reading

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Studies of preferential solvation of peptides and proteins in solution

Chemical environment (pH, salts, co-solvents) plays an important role in the stabilization of secondary structure forming peptides and proteins in solution. The presence of co-solvent in aqueous solution can increase the structural stability as well as to promote denaturation or … Continue reading

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Study of structural and dynamical properties of peptides in solutions

The recent progress on time-resolved optical spectroscopy and FRET techniques have opened new exciting perspectives to the understanding the short timescale dynamics of peptides in solution. In fact, experimental data provided by these measurements can be directly compared with the … Continue reading

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Adsorption mechanism of an antimicrobial peptide on carbonaceous surfaces: A molecular dynamics study

Danilo Roccatano, Edita Sarukhanyan, and Ronen Zangi. The Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 074703 (2017); doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4975689     Cover Page Peptides are versatile molecules with applications spanning from biotechnology to nanomedicine. They exhibit a good capability to unbundle carbon nanotubes (CNT) by improving their … Continue reading

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