Thermodynamics of proteins in unusual environments.

  title={Thermodynamics of proteins in unusual environments.},
  author={Giovanni Rialdi and Ezio Battistel},
  journal={Biophysical chemistry},
  volume={126 1-3},
Some aspects of protein thermodynamics in unconventional environments are addressed and discussed. Aqueous medium, especially dilute solution is the 'usual' ambient, which mediates all the interactions between protein and nearby molecules. When the water content is low, the surroundings may be considered 'unusual', exerting new stresses on the protein molecule and demanding different responses and property changes. The unusual systems considered in this article are low-water protein… CONTINUE READING