7. Effects of Protein Size on the High-Concentration/Low-Concentration Phase Transition

  1. Gregoire Nicolis2 and
  2. Dominique Maes3
  1. Patrick Grosfils

Published Online: 9 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309513.ch7

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151

How to Cite

Grosfils, P. (2012) Effects of Protein Size on the High-Concentration/Low-Concentration Phase Transition, in Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Multistep Nucleation and Self-Assembly in Nanoscale Materials: Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 151 (eds G. Nicolis and D. Maes), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309513.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, 3 Avenue Circulaire, 1180 Brussels, Belgium, Germany

  2. 3

    Structural Biology Brussels, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium, Germany

Author Information

  1. Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 231, Blvd. du Triomphe, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2012

Book Series:

  1. Advances in Chemical Physics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Stuart A. Rice and
  2. Aaron R. Dinner

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118167830

Online ISBN: 9781118309513

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Keywords:

  • protein size effects on high-/low-concentration phase transition;
  • simulating a model of globular protein, using Monte Carlo method;
  • hard-core increase with surface tension decrease, in protein-rich/protein poor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Modeling structure and interaction of globular proteins

  • Methodology

  • Molecular size effects on the metastable protein-rich/protein-poor phase coexistence

  • Surface tension

  • Nucleation and Protein Size

  • Conclusion and Final Remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References