Alpha-chitin structural PDB-files

This page contains structural PDB-files of both the ground-state conformation and seven higher-energy conformations
as discussed in the following publication that we kindly ask you to cite in case that you use these PDB-files:

Ab-initio based conformational study of the crystalline α-chitin
Michal Petrov, Liverios Lymperakis, Martin Friák, and Jörg Neugebauer
Biopolymers 99, 22-34 (2013), doi: 10.1002/bip.22131

Ground-state conformation:


Higher-energy conformations (ordered according to increasing energy):

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specifically the project Crustacean skeletal elements: variations in the constructional morphology at different
hierarchical levels

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