Peculiarities of Protein Crystal Nucleation and Growth
AbstractThis paper reviews investigations on protein crystallization. It aims to present a comprehensive rather than complete account of recent studies and efforts to elucidate the most intimate mechanisms of protein crystal nucleation. It is emphasized that both physical and biochemical factors are at play during this process. Recently-discovered molecular scale pathways for protein crystal nucleation are considered first. The bond selection during protein crystal lattice formation, which is a typical biochemically-conditioned peculiarity of the crystallization process, is revisited. Novel approaches allow us to quantitatively describe some protein crystallization cases. Additional light is shed on the protein crystal nucleation in pores and crevices by employing the so-called EBDE method (equilibration between crystal bond and destructive energies). Also, protein crystal nucleation in solution flow is considered. View Full-Text
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Nanev, C.N. Peculiarities of Protein Crystal Nucleation and Growth. Crystals 2018, 8, 422.
Nanev CN. Peculiarities of Protein Crystal Nucleation and Growth. Crystals. 2018; 8(11):422.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nanev, Christo N. 2018. "Peculiarities of Protein Crystal Nucleation and Growth." Crystals 8, no. 11: 422.
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