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Atomic coordinates and structure factors for two helical configurations of polypeptide chains

Pauling, Linus and Corey, Robert B. (1951) Atomic coordinates and structure factors for two helical configurations of polypeptide chains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 37 (5). pp. 235-240. ISSN 0027-8424.

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During recent years we have been gathering information about interatomic distances, bond angles, and other properties of simple substances related to proteins, and have been attempting to formulate configurations of the polypeptide chain that are compatible with this information and that might constitute a structural feature of proteins. We have reported the discovery of two helical configurations that satisfy these conditions. (1,2) In the following paragraphs we discuss the atomic positions for these configurations, and their form factors for diffraction of x-rays in the equatorial direction.

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Additional Information:© 1951 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated March 31, 1951. This investigation was aided by grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and The United States Public Health Service. Gates and Crellin Laboratories of Chemistry, Contribution No. 1550.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Apr 2008
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