The Solution Structures of Transfer RNA and Ribonuclease in Different Solvents

  • Giuseppe Zaccai
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Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 27)

Abstract

Small-angle neutron scattering studies from solution, especially those using contrast variation, have usually been done with the assumption that a macromolecule of well-defined structure exists in a homogeneous solvent. This might be a good approximation in certain cases, but it is not a correct assumption because the very presence of the macromolecule perturbs the solvent in an unknown way.

Keywords

Infinite Dilution Contrast Variation Excess Mass Partial Specific Volume Water Shell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Zaccai
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  1. 1.Institut Laue-LangevinGrenoble CedexFrance

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