Unit

UNIT 1.5 Overview of the Physical State of Proteins within Cells

  1. Howard R. Petty

Published Online: 1 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471140864.ps0105s31

Current Protocols in Protein Science

Current Protocols in Protein Science

How to Cite

Petty, H. R. 2003. Overview of the Physical State of Proteins within Cells. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 31:1.5:1.5.1–1.5.10.

Author Information

  1. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2003
  2. Published Print: FEB 2003

Abstract

To understand how proteins work it is necessary to understand their physical state within the cell. This unit reviews the classification of proteins, how that is related to the hydropathicity of the protein, other factors that affect the heterogeneity of proteins, protein assemblies, methods for altering the solubility of proteins, and limitations of in vitro manipulations of proteins.