Conformational Changes in Polypeptides and Proteins Brought About by Interactions with Lipids

  • L. Masotti
  • J. Von Berger
  • N. Gesmundo

Abstract

One important feature of biopolymers belonging to different classes such as proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccarides is the helical structure. The recognition, quantitative determination and monitoring of the changes of such structures is of great importance in understanding the relationships between structure and function of biological macromolecules.

Keywords

Vortex Polypeptide Disulfide Macromolecule Gramicidin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Masotti
  • J. Von Berger
  • N. Gesmundo

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