QUESTIONS: alpha-helix "signals" in proteins

Christoph Weber cweber at oci.unizh.ch
Fri Jul 8 10:30:55 EST 1994

Simon Brocklehurst (Bioc) (smb18 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk) wrote:

:  (stuff deleted)

: As an aside to your point about  keeping proteins in jars on benches.
: I'm sure you know that a lot of enzymes loose activity over time.
: Some people have postulated that when this happens, the proteins are 
: going into a deep energy minimum, becoming less flexible, and thus 
: loosing activity.

I'd much rather say that this is chemistry happening, not physics.
Things like oxidation, deamidation and such. Enzymes are *reactive* anyway.
But back to the main thread, I'm having fun watching it.

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