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Rheology pp 277-283 | Cite as

Hydrophobic Effect on the Intrinsic Viscosity of Globular Proteins

  • Ruth Tanner
  • ChoKyun Rha

Abstract

The viscosity of a protein depends on the conformation which is a result of the hydrophobic effect. Most of the hydrophobic side chains are buried in the interior of globular proteins in solution and thus determine the conformation of proteins (Tanford, 1962; Nemethy and Scheraga, 1962; Kauzmann, 1959). Therefore, the viscosity of a globular protein changes when a conformational change of a protein is induced.

Keywords

Intrinsic Viscosity Globular Protein Hydrophobic Effect Binding Level Hydrophobic Side Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Tanner
    • 1
  • ChoKyun Rha
    • 1
  1. 1.Food Materials Science and Fabrication Laboratory, Department of Nutrition and Food ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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