Hydrophobic Interactions in Proteins
Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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Matthews, B. W. 2001. Hydrophobic Interactions in Proteins. eLS. .
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
Proteins fold spontaneously into complicated three-dimensional structures that are essential for biological activity. Much of the driving energy for this folding process comes from the hydrophobic effect, i.e. the removal of nonpolar amino acids from solvent and their burial in the core of the protein.
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