Entropic stabilization of proteins by TMAO.

Abstract

The osmolyte trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) accumulates in the cell in response to osmotic stress and increases the thermodynamic stability of folded proteins. To understand the mechanism of TMAO induced stabilization of folded protein states, we systematically investigated the action of TMAO on several model dipeptides (leucine, L(2), serine, S(2… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/jp207289b

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