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Macromolecules and Salts: Interactions

  1. Henryk Eisenberg

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003118



How to Cite

Eisenberg, H. 2001. Macromolecules and Salts: Interactions. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


Biological macromolecules carry electrical charges and operate in crowded and complex systems. An understanding of electrostatic interactions is essential for the evaluation of biological function.


  • viscosity;
  • analytical centrifugation;
  • light scattering;
  • X-Ray scattering;
  • neutron scattering;
  • charged macromolecule–cosolvent interactions;
  • protein–nucleic acid interactions