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Protein hydration and function.
Fluorescence of lysozyme: emissions from tryptophan residues 62 and 108 and energy migration.
TLDR
By examination of the fluorescence of derivatives in which Trp 62 and/or Trp 108 are specifically oxidized, it has been possible to detect a pH-dependent interaction between tryptophan residues.
Thermodynamics of protein cross-links.
TLDR
The near identity of the observed heats was taken as evidence that the introduction of cross-links into a random-coil protein does not, in general, introduce strain.
Protein--water interactions. Heat capacity of the lysozyme--water system.
TLDR
The system heat capacity responds linearly to change in composition from dilute solution to 0.38 g of water per g of protein (h) and is an irregular function at lower water content, which is understood to reflect the growth of patches of water covering polar and adjacent nonpolar portions of the protein surface.
Intramolecular cleavage of LexA and phage lambda repressors: dependence of kinetics on repressor concentration, pH, temperature, and solvent.
TLDR
Repressor autodigestion is established as a member of an emerging set of biologically important self-processing reactions, suggesting that the deprotonated form of an amino acid side chain plays a central role in the chemistry of the cleavage reaction.
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