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Research Article

Steered Molecular Dynamics Simulations of a Type IV Pilus Probe Initial Stages of a Force-Induced Conformational Transition

  • Joseph L. Baker,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Nicolas Biais,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Florence Tama mail

    ftama@email.arizona.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: April 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003032

About the Authors

Joseph L. Baker
Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Nicolas Biais
Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Florence Tama
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ftama@email.arizona.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NB FT. Performed the experiments: JLB. Analyzed the data: JLB NB FT. Wrote the paper: JLB NB FT.