Biopolymer Chain Folding and Biomolecular Recognition: A Quantum Decoherence Theory Approach
In this paper we describe the biopolymer chain folding problem in the framework of the so-called quantum decoherence theory. As we propose a rather qualitative scenario yet bearing generality, it seems this provides promising basis for the solution-in-principle of the (semi) classically hard kinetic problem of biopolymer chain folding from coiled to native conformation in highly selective ligand proteins/target-receptors biomolecular recognition processes, implying underlying macroscopic quantum nonlocality on the level of biological cell.
Dragan P. Uskokovic, Slobodan K. Milonjic, Djan I. Rakovic
D. Raković et al., "Biopolymer Chain Folding and Biomolecular Recognition: A Quantum Decoherence Theory Approach ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 494, pp. 513-518, 2005