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The impact of the diffusion parameter on the passage time of the folding process

Marcelo Tozo Araujo, Jorge Chahine, Elso Drigo Filho, Regina Maria Ricotta

SciPost Phys. Proc. 14, 015 (2023) · published 23 November 2023

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34th International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics


Recently, a mathematical method to solve the Fokker Plank equation (FPE) enabled the analysis of the protein folding kinetics, through the construction of the temporal evolution of the probability density. A symmetric tri-stable potential function was used to describe the unfolded and folded states of the protein as well as an intermediate state of the protein. In this paper, the main points of the methodology are reviewed, based on the algebraic Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics (SQM) formalism, and new results on the kinetics of the evolution of the system characterized in terms of the diffusion parameter are presented.

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