Surfactant Diffusion into Lysozyme Crystal Matrices Investigated by Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy

@inproceedings{VelevSurfactantDI,
  title={Surfactant Diffusion into Lysozyme Crystal Matrices Investigated by Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy},
  author={Orlin D. Velev and Eric W. Kaler and Abraham M Lenhoff}
}
Small quantities of ionic surfactants modify the crystallization of lysozyme and lead to the formation of phases with different morphologies. By using fluorescent probes, we demonstrate that the surfactants are incorporated into the growing crystals (which is a possible reason for crystal twinning) and can penetrate and adsorb within previously formed crystals. To characterize the interactions and the mass transfer of surfactants inside the crystalline protein matrices, we studied the infusion… CONTINUE READING