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The Conformational Changes of Biopolymers Retaining their Initial Structure: A Necessary Stage of Intracellular Information Transfer

  • Ya. M. Varshavsky

Abstract

There are two widely different types of information in the living organism. On the one hand there is the genetic information, carried by the chromosomes or more precisely the DNA, and on the other, episodic information about the environment, received by the organism in the form of input signals. Both genetic and environmental information are effected through complex processes passing through various stages such as: chemical reactions catalyzed by specific ferments, electron and ion transfer, different gradients (notably the pH gradient) across the intracellular membranes etc. A large number of monomer and polymer compounds, some of them specifically produced by the organism, participate in these processes.

Keywords

Polypeptide Chain Heavy Water Protein Globule Conformational Mobility Cognate Protein 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ya. M. Varshavsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular BiologyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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