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What is the role of thermodynamics on protein stability?
Published in Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Pages: 9 - 18
The most challenging and emerging field of biotechnology is the tailoring of proteins to attain the desired characteristic properties. In order to increase the stability of proteins and to study the function of proteins, the mechanism by which proteins fold and unfold should be known. It has been debated for a long time how exactly the linear form of a protein is converted into a stable 3-dimensional structure. The literature showed that many theories support the fact that protein folding is a thermodynamically controlled process. It is also possible to predict the mechanism of protein deactivation and stability to an extent from thermodynamic studies. This article reviewed various theories that have been proposed to explain the process of protein folding after its biosynthesis in ribosomes. The theories of the determination of the thermodynamic properties and the interpretation of thermodynamic data of protein stability are also discussed in this article. ©KSBB.
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JournalBiotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
PublisherKorean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Open AccessNo