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Formation and dissolution of hen egg white lysozyme amyloid fibrils in protic ionic liquids

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Abstract

The formation of amyloid fibrils from non-disease-related proteins demonstrates that any protein can adopt this “rogue” form; we show that it is possible to use protic ionic liquids to fibrilize hen egg white lysozyme, and then subsequently to dissolve the fibrils with up to 72% restoration of enzymatic activity.

Graphical abstract: Formation and dissolution of hen egg white lysozyme amyloid fibrils in protic ionic liquids

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The article was received on 07 Oct 2008, accepted on 11 Dec 2008 and first published on 02 Feb 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B817590J
Chem. Commun., 2009, 1046-1048

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    Formation and dissolution of hen egg white lysozyme amyloid fibrils in protic ionic liquids

    N. Byrne and C. A. Angell, Chem. Commun., 2009, 1046
    DOI: 10.1039/B817590J

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