Biological water: Its vital role in macromolecular structure and function.

  title={Biological water: Its vital role in macromolecular structure and function.},
  author={Florin Despa},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • Florin Despa
  • Published 2005 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Water in tissues and cells is confined by intervening cellular components and is subject to structural effects that are not present in its bulk counterpart. The structuring effects lower the dielectric susceptibility of water molecules and induce a "red shift" of their relaxation frequency. This is also a source of polarization fields that contribute to the effective interactions between macromolecules. The behavior of water molecules at hydrophilic sites is different from that at hydrophobic… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 14 extracted citations

Electromagnetic effects - From cell biology to medicine.

Progress in histochemistry and cytochemistry • 2009
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…