Relation between the solubility of proteins in aqueous solutions and the second virial coefficient of the solution

C Haas, J Drenth*, WW Wilson

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    Tn recent publications it was pointed out that there is a correlation between the observed values of the solubility of proteins in aqueous solutions and the second virial coefficient of the solution. In this paper we give a theoretical explanation of this relation. The derived theoretical expression describes the experimentally observed relation between solubility and virial coefficient quite accurately. It is concluded that a variation of the crystallization conditions has little effect on the anisotropy or the range of the interactions between the protein molecules. Analysis of the data for lysozyme indicates a strong anisotropy of the interactions between the molecules.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)2808-2811
    Aantal pagina's4
    TijdschriftJournal of Physical Chemistry B
    Volume103
    Nummer van het tijdschrift14
    StatusPublished - 8-apr-1999

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