Tag: ice-binding

Natural Antifreeze: Ice-Binding Molecules Stop Ice Growth

Ice-biasing simulations can detect the ice-binding site of the hyperactive antifreeze protein from the beetle Tenebrio molitor, TmAFP. Credit: Pavithra M. Naullage Certain molecules bind tightly to the surface of ice, creating a curved interface that can halt further ice growth. Some insects, plants, and sea-dwelling creatures contain protein molecules of this type that act […]

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