Random close packing in protein cores

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Gaines, Jennifer C.; Smith, W. Wendell; Regan, Lynne; O'Hern, Corey S.;

Shortly after the determination of the first protein x-ray crystal structures, researchers analyzed their cores and reported packing fractions $\phi \approx 0.75$, a value that is similar to close packing equal-sized spheres. A limitation of these analyses was the use o... View more
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