Interaction of ice binding proteins with ice, water and ions.

@article{Vrielink2016InteractionOI,
  title={Interaction of ice binding proteins with ice, water and ions.},
  author={Anneloes S. Oude Vrielink and Antonio Aloi and Luuk L C Olijve and Ilja K Voets},
  journal={Biointerphases},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={018906}
}
Ice binding proteins (IBPs) are produced by various cold-adapted organisms to protect their body tissues against freeze damage. First discovered in Antarctic fish living in shallow waters, IBPs were later found in insects, microorganisms, and plants. Despite great structural diversity, all IBPs adhere to growing ice crystals, which is essential for their extensive repertoire of biological functions. Some IBPs maintain liquid inclusions within ice or inhibit recrystallization of ice, while other… CONTINUE READING

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