Structure and stability of thermophilic enzymes. Studies on thermolysin.

  title={Structure and stability of thermophilic enzymes. Studies on thermolysin.},
  author={Angelo Fontana},
  journal={Biophysical chemistry},
  volume={29 1-2},
The molecular mechanisms responsible for the unusual stability of enzymes isolated from thermophilic microorganisms are much more complex and subtle than was originally thought. In particular, a general mechanism cannot be proposed, since individual enzymes can be stabilized by specific molecular interactions and forces. The results of studies on thermophilic enzymes obtained in recent years in our laboratory will be summarized, with particular emphasis being placed on those obtained with… CONTINUE READING