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Synthetic insect antifreeze peptides modify ice crystal growth habit

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Abstract

Antifreeze proteins modify the growth of ice crystals. We present a rational approach towards the design of short peptide analogues of the 8.7 kDa disulfide-bridged β-helical hyperactive insect antifreeze protein. Our synthetic peptides bind and modify the shape of ice crystals, and show enhanced antifreeze activity with the addition of citrate.

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The article was received on 02 Feb 2017, accepted on 24 Feb 2017 and first published on 24 Feb 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00232G
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 2163-2167
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    Synthetic insect antifreeze peptides modify ice crystal growth habit

    C. H. Z. Kong, I. K. H. Leung and V. Sarojini, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 2163
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00232G

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