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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Joseph L.
dc.contributor.authorJarquin, Kimberly
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-24T18:16:59Z
dc.date.available2020-06-24T18:16:59Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.descriptionDepartment of Chemistryen_US
dc.description.abstractOur group is using computer simulations to investigate the strength of bacterial filaments called type IV pili. Type IV pili extend from bacterial cells and are used in a wide variety of functions, including adhesion, motility, and infection. They are made of many copies of a protein called pilin, and can withstand very large tension forces. When type IV pili are stretched, they are known to elongate by approximately three times their initial length, and become significantly smaller in diameter. However, the details of this structural transition are unknown at the molecular scale. Our goal is to provide insight into how the structure of type IV pili change under force, which will provide a basic understanding of the strength and flexibility of these biopolymers.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of New Jersey (Ewing, N.J.). Office of Academic Affairsen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMUSE (Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.titleAnalyzing the Impact of Force on the Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Type IV Pilus by Using Steered Molecular Dynamics Simulationsen_US
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dc.identifier.handlehttps://dr.tcnj.edu/handle/2900/3534


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