We reinvestigate a simple model used in the literature concerning the thermodynamic analysis of protein cold denaturation. We derive an exact thermodynamic expression for cold denaturation and give a better approximation than exists in the literature for predicting cold denaturation temperatures in the two-state model. We discuss the “dark-side” implications of this work for previous temperature-dependent protein dynamics experiments and discuss microfluidic experimental technologies, which could explore the thermal stability range of proteins below the bulk freezing point of water.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E|
|State||Published - Sep 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics