Protein Folding by Zipping and Assembly

S. Banu Ozkan, G. Albert Wu, John D. Chodera, and Ken A. Dill.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:11987, 2007. [DOI] [PDF]

A review of the utility of the proposed zipping and assembly mechanism for the concomitant formation of secondary and tertiary structure in protein folding for predicting folding pathways and native structures.

Long-time protein folding dynamics from short-time molecular dynamics simulations

John D. Chodera, William C. Swope, Jed W. Pitera, and Ken A. Dill.
Multiscale Model. Simul. 5:1214, 2006. [DOI] [PDF]

We show how the long-time dynamics of biomolecular systems can be recapitulated from statistics collected from short molecular simulations sampling transitions between kinetically metastable states.