Antifreeze protein (AFP) is an ice-binding protein that protects organisms from freezing in extremely cold environments AFPs are found across a diverse range of species and therefore significantly differ in their structures As there are no consensus sequences available for determining the ice-binding domain of AFPs thus the prediction and characterization of AFPs from their sequence is a We purified antifreeze proteins from winter-active snow fleas Hypogastrura harveyi These 6 5- and 15 7-kilodalton thermolabile proteins are glycine-rich (45% of the residues) and the short isoform is composed of the tripeptide repeat Gly-X-X This makes them very different from other antifreeze proteins including two from insects suggesting independent adaptation to freezing environments

Antifreeze protein gene amplification facilitated niche

Antifreeze protein gene amplification facilitated niche exploitation and speciation in wolffish Marive Desjardins Ocean Sciences Centre Memorial University of Newfoundland St John's NL Canada Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Queen's University Kingston ON Canada Search for more papers by this author Laurie A Graham Department of Biomedical and Molecular

Scientists from Yale University have discovered that an antifreeze protein in ticks that kicks in during winter can also fights infection possibly leading to a new class of antibiotics for humans A protein in ticks that protects them against the cold could inspire a new class of antibiotics for humans according to a Yale University study

The protein they are examining in this study is the most active antifreeze protein on record and it comes from a beetle in Northern Europe called Rhagium mordax "The antifreeze proteins have one side that is uniquely structured the so-called ice-binding site of the protein which is very flat slightly hydrophobic and doesn't have any charged residues " Meister said "But how this

Insect antifreeze proteins (AFP) are much more effective than fish AFPs at depressing solution freezing points by ice-growth inhibition AFP from the beetle Tenebrio molitor is a small protein (8 4 kDa) composed of tandem 12-residue repeats (TCTxSxxCxxAx) Here we report its 1 4-A resolution crystal structure showing that this repetitive sequence translates into an exceptionally regular beta

An objective of the present invention is to provide an antifreeze protein which is capable of being efficiently produced on an industrial level at low cost and which is safe and has an excellent antifreezing activity for use on a practical level Also an objective of the present invention is to provide a polypeptide that corresponds to the active part of the antifreeze protein a composition

Snapshot / Instantan du mois Issue 50 : Antifreeze protein

Protein Spotlight (ISSN 1424-4721) is a monthly review written by the Swiss-Prot team of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Spotlight articles describe a specific protein or family of proteins on an informal tone edited by Vivienne Baillie Gerritsen Menu 50 December 2008 Antifreeze protein by Vivienne Baillie Gerritsen This article was published in December 2008 Share it on Twitter

Antifreeze Proteins Antifreeze Proteins Type I Antifreeze Proteins Type III Ice Flounder Freezing Antifreeze Proteins Type IV Antifreeze Proteins Type II Tenebrio Fishes Osmeriformes Fish Proteins Marinomonas Antarctic Regions Eels Glycoproteins Flaveria Salmoniformes Secale cereale Beetles Cold Climate Daucus carota Snow Amino Acid Sequence Crystallization Molecular Sequence Data Protein

Antifreeze protein (AFP) is an ice-binding protein that protects organisms from freezing in extremely cold environments AFPs are found across a diverse range of species and therefore significantly differ in their structures As there are no consensus sequences available for determining the ice-binding domain of AFPs thus the prediction and characterization of AFPs from their sequence is a

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Antifreeze protein is present in several species of fishes living in the northern regions The glycoprotein binds through free OH groups of amino acids to the first ice crystals and thus prevents the expansion of the ice and thus the fish is protected In fishes there are more than eight forms of antifreeze protein encoded as different proteins yet they all contain tripeptide (Thr-Ala-Ala

Antifreeze protein is present in several species of fishes living in the northern regions The glycoprotein binds through free OH groups of amino acids to the first ice crystals and thus prevents the expansion of the ice and thus the fish is protected In fishes there are more than eight forms of antifreeze protein encoded as different proteins yet they all contain tripeptide (Thr-Ala-Ala

Antifreeze proteins produced in some fish have hooked the attention of industry But chemists are still casting inquiries into how these proteins act to prevent some species of flounder cod and sculpin from icing up in below-zero Centigrade water RED HERRING: Although antifreeze proteins produced by the flounder are the most studied they may be the least representative

Antifreeze protein is present in several species of fishes living in the northern regions The glycoprotein binds through free OH groups of amino acids to the first ice crystals and thus prevents the expansion of the ice and thus the fish is protected In fishes there are more than eight forms of antifreeze protein encoded as different proteins yet they all contain tripeptide (Thr-Ala-Ala

The biological function of an insect antifreeze protein

There are many different types of antifreeze protein and some are more active than others For example some insects including the spruce budworm are exposed to extremely cold temperatures—sometimes below −30C—and these insects have antifreeze proteins that are highly active It is not fully understood how different antifreeze proteins interact with ice and prevent the growth of ice

Antifreeze Proteins Retinol-Binding Proteins Cellular Antifreeze Proteins Type I Antifreeze Proteins Type III Ice Retinol-Binding Proteins Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptors Type I Antifreeze Proteins Type IV Vitamin A Stearates Fish Proteins Glycoproteins Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptors Type II Lysosomal-Associated Membrane

Antifreeze Proteins Retinol-Binding Proteins Cellular Antifreeze Proteins Type I Antifreeze Proteins Type III Ice Retinol-Binding Proteins Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptors Type I Antifreeze Proteins Type IV Vitamin A Stearates Fish Proteins Glycoproteins Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptors Type II Lysosomal-Associated Membrane

06/11/2017Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) enhance the survival of organisms inhabiting cold environments by affecting the formation and/or structure of ice We report the crystal structure of the first multi-domain AFP that has been characterized The two ice binding domains are structurally similar Each consists of an irregular β-helix with a triangular cross-section and a long α-helix that runs parallel

The present study therefore was conducted to determine the optimal concentration of antifreeze protein (AFP) III supplemented in a commercial egg-yolk-free medium for cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) sperm cryo-survival The function of frozen-thawed sperm was evaluated by post-thaw sperm motility acrosome integrity and mitochondrial function Results indicate that the sperm

Antifreeze protein gene amplification facilitated niche exploitation and speciation in wolffish Marive Desjardins Ocean Sciences Centre Memorial University of Newfoundland St John's NL Canada Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Queen's University Kingston ON Canada Search for more papers by this author Laurie A Graham Department of Biomedical and Molecular

Keywords:Antifreeze protein ice-binding protein ice recrystallization inhibition Abstract:Antifreeze proteins are ice-binding or ice-structuring proteins that prevent water from freezing by adsorbing to the ice surface and stopping the growth of minute ice crystals to large crystals in a non-colligative manner The antifreeze proteins are found in species like fish arthropods plants

Antifreeze protein (AFP) is an ice-binding protein that protects organisms from freezing in extremely cold environments AFPs are found across a diverse range of species and therefore significantly differ in their structures As there are no consensus sequences available for determining the ice-binding domain of AFPs thus the prediction and characterization of AFPs from their sequence is a