Spectroscopy of aqueous solutions: protein and DNA interactions with water

Authors
Citation
Mcr. Symons, Spectroscopy of aqueous solutions: protein and DNA interactions with water, CELL MOL L, 57(7), 2000, pp. 999-1007
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Cell & Developmental Biology
Journal title
CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES
ISSN journal
1420-682X → ACNP
Volume
57
Issue
7
Year of publication
2000
Pages
999 - 1007
Database
ISI
SICI code
1420-682X(200007)57:7<999:SOASPA>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
This review emphasises the need to use spectroscopy in order to understand the behaviour of water, and summarises the background of the subject. The v arious forms of spectroscopy that are especially informative are described, with particular reference to near-infrared (NIR) spectrophotometry. The ke y results are outlined, first those obtained with small molecules and ions, and second those involving proteins, DNA and cell membranes. Finally, some interpretations are offered which include the novel but possibly controver sial concept of free OH and free lone-pair groups.