Review: Protein function at thermal extremes: balancing stability and flexibility.

@article{Fields2001ReviewPF,
  title={Review: Protein function at thermal extremes: balancing stability and flexibility.},
  author={Peter A Fields},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={129 2-3},
  pages={417-31}
}
  • Peter A Fields
  • Published 2001 in
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
No organism can survive across the entire temperature range found in the biosphere, and a given species can rarely support active metabolism across more than a few tens of degrees C. Nevertheless, life can be maintained at surprisingly extreme temperatures, from below -50 to over 110 degrees C. That proteins, which are assembled with the same 20 amino acids in all species, can function well at both extremes of this range illustrates the plasticity available in the construction of these… CONTINUE READING
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