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Neutron science explains mystery of how Arctic fish's antifreeze proteins work

Neutron structure of type-III antifreeze protein allows the reconstruction of AFP-ice interface

Howard E.I., Blakeley M.P., Haertlein M., Haertlein I.P., Mitschler A., Fisher S.J., Siah A.C., Salvay A.G., Popov A., Dieckmann C.M., Petrova T., Podjarny A.

J Mol Recognit Jul 2011


April 7, 2011

Neutron scientists have discovered for the first time how ‘antifreeze’ in arctic fish blood kicks in to keep them alive in subzero conditions. The results could provide benefits for areas as diverse as cryosurgery, food processing and agriculture.

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