Analysis of shorthorn sculpin antifreeze protein stereospecific binding to (2-1 0) faces of ice.

@article{Wierzbicki1996AnalysisOS,
  title={Analysis of shorthorn sculpin antifreeze protein stereospecific binding to (2-1 0) faces of ice.},
  author={Andrzej Wierzbicki and Mark S. Taylor and Charles A. Knight and Jeffry D. Madura and J. Patrick Harrington and Charlotte Sikes},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={8-18}
}
In this paper we report the results of our studies on the stereospecific binding of shorthorn sculpin antifreeze protein (AFP) to (2 -1 0) secondary prism faces of ice. Using ice crystal growth and etching techniques together with molecular modeling, molecular dynamics, and energy minimization, we explain the nature of preferential binding of shorthorn sculpin AFP along the [1 2 2] direction on (2- 1 0) planes. In agreement with ice etching studies, the mechanism of preferential binding… CONTINUE READING