Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 15169952
Protein Sci. 2004 Jul;13(7):1939-41
The mechanisms by which peptides and proteins form ordered aggregates are not well understood. Here we focus on the physicochemical properties of amino acids that favor ordered aggregation and suggest a parameter-free model that is able to predict the change of aggregation rates over a large set of natural sequences. Furthermore, the results of the parameter-free model correlate well with the aggregation propensities of a set of peptides designed by computer simulations.