Kinetics of antifreeze protein-induced ice growth inhibition.

  title={Kinetics of antifreeze protein-induced ice growth inhibition.},
  author={L Chapsky and B. Rubinsky},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  volume={412 1},
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) depress the freezing temperature of a solution in a non-colligative manner, by arresting the growth of ice crystals. The kinetics of this effect, studied here for the first time using a new technique called temperature gradient thermometry, are consistent with an adsorption-mediated inhibitory mechanism. The results obtained by this approach provide a new experimental basis for understanding AFP interaction with ice. 

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