Neema L. Salimi

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Kinetically stable proteins, those whose stability is derived from their slow unfolding kinetics and not thermodynamics, are examples of evolution's best attempts at suppressing unfolding. Especially in highly proteolytic environments, both partially and fully unfolded proteins face potential inactivation through degradation and/or aggregation, hence,(More)
Ultrahigh-resolution (< 1.0 Å) structures have revealed unprecedented and unexpected details of molecular geometry, such as the deformation of aromatic rings from planarity. However, the functional utility of such energetically costly strain is unknown. The 0.83 Å structure of α-lytic protease (αLP) indicated that residues surrounding a conserved Phe(More)
Kinetically stable proteins, those whose stability is derived from their slow unfolding kinetics and not thermodynamics, are examples of evolution's best attempts at suppressing unfolding. Especially in highly proteolytic environments, both partially and fully unfolded proteins face potential inactivation through degradation and/or aggregation, hence,(More)
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