Fluorescence microscopy evidence for quasi-permanent attachment of antifreeze proteins to ice surfaces.

@article{Pertaya2007FluorescenceME,
  title={Fluorescence microscopy evidence for quasi-permanent attachment of antifreeze proteins to ice surfaces.},
  author={Natalya Pertaya and Christopher B Marshall and C L Diprinzio and Larry Wilen and Erik S Thomson and John S Wettlaufer and Peter L Davies and Ido Braslavsky},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 10},
  pages={3663-73}
}
Many organisms are protected from freezing by the presence of extracellular antifreeze proteins (AFPs), which bind to ice, modify its morphology, and prevent its further growth. These proteins have a wide range of applications including cryopreservation, frost protection, and as models in biomineralization research. However, understanding their mechanism of action remains an outstanding challenge. While the prevailing adsorption-inhibition hypothesis argues that AFPs must bind irreversibly to… CONTINUE READING