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Stabilization of supercooled fluids by thermal hysteresis proteins


Wilson, PW and Leader, JP, Stabilization of supercooled fluids by thermal hysteresis proteins, Biophysical Journal, 68, (5) pp. 2098-2107. ISSN 0006-3495 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(95)80389-9


It has been reported that thermal hysteresis proteins found in many cold-hardy, freeze-avoiding arthropods stabilize their supercooled body fluids. We give evidence that fish antifreeze proteins, which also produce thermal hysteresis, bind to and reduce the efficiency of heterogenous nucleation sites, rather than binding to embryonic ice nuclei. We discuss both possible mechanisms for stabilization of supercooled body fluids and also describe a new method for measuring and defining the supercooling point of small volumes of liquid.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Other biological sciences
Research Field:Other biological sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Wilson, PW (Professor Peter Wilson)
ID Code:99885
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:49
Deposited By:Faculty of Health
Deposited On:2015-04-15
Last Modified:2015-04-15

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