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Dynamics of antibodies from cryo-electron tomography

The issue of protein dynamics and its implications in the biological function of proteins are arousing greater and greater interest in molecular biology. In cryo-electron tomography experiments one takes several snapshots of a given biological macromolecule. In principle, a large enough collection of snapshots may then be used to calculate its equilibrium configuration in terms of the experimentally accessible degrees of freedom, and hence estimate its potential energy. Consequently, one could analyze the biological functions of biomolecules by directly accessing their dynamics.

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