Faculty of Physics
M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University
Regular Article

The role of heavy metals in the formation of protein clusters in aqueous solutions

G.P. Petrova, Yu.M. Petrusevich, A.N. Evseevicheva

Moscow University Physics Bulletin 1998. 53. N 4. P. 91

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The formation of macromolecular protein clusters in the presence of heavy metal ions was discovered using the Rayleigh scattering technique. The conditions attending the formation and destruction of such clusters are studied. It is demonstrated that the mass of the clusters is a maximum at the isoelectric point of the protein and increases with the increasing of ionic strength of the solution. The formation of protein clusters in the presence of toxic heavy metal ions in living cells is of substantial physiological and ecological importance. The molecular mechanism is discussed whereby such clusters are formed.

Rissian citation:
Г.П. Петрова, Ю.М. Петрусевич, А.Н. Евсеевичева.
Роль тяжелых металлов в образовании белковых кластеров в водных растворах.
Вестн. Моск. ун-та. Сер. 3. Физ. Астрон. 1998. № 4. С. 71.
G.P. Petrova, Yu.M. Petrusevich, A.N. Evseevicheva
Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119992, Russia
Issue 4, 1998

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