Delphine Charvolin

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Membrane proteins classically are handled in aqueous solutions as complexes with detergents. The dissociating character of detergents, combined with the need to maintain an excess of them, frequently results in more or less rapid inactivation of the protein under study. Over the past few years, we have endeavored to develop a novel family of surfactants,(More)
Detergents classically are used to keep membrane proteins soluble in aqueous solutions, but they tend to destabilize them. This problem can be largely alleviated thanks to the use of amphipols (APols), small amphipathic polymers designed to substitute for detergents. APols adsorb at the surface of the transmembrane region of membrane proteins, keeping them(More)
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