Tilting after dutch windmills: Probably no long-lived davydov solitons in proteins

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a summary of picosecond pump-probe and photon echo experiments in the mid-IR at 6 μm on the protein myoglobin. The intriguing temperature dependence of the amide I band in Mb is rather similar to the temperature dependence of the amide I band of acetanilide, the molecule that launched Al Scott down the road of looking for Davydov solitons in biology. Alas, after much effort, we believe the data show that there is no long-lived Davydov soliton, at least in myoglobin. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Austin, RH; Xie, A; Fu, D; Warren, WW; Redlich, B; Van Der Meer, L

Published Date

  • February 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 91 - 101

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0092-0606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10867-009-9130-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus