Unit

UNIT 5.1 Overview of the Physical State of Proteins Within Cells

  1. Howard R. Petty

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471143030.cb0501s00

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

How to Cite

Petty, H. R. 2001. Overview of the Physical State of Proteins Within Cells. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 00:5.1:5.1.1–5.1.10.

Author Information

  1. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: OCT 1998

Abstract

Proteins, the end product of gene expression, play a pivotal role in cellular structure and function. 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.