Issue Date: July 16, 2012
Theoretical Framework To Explain Effects Of Aqueous Ions On Proteins Remains Elusive
For Jifeng Zhang, research adviser for bioproduct pharmaceutical development at Eli Lilly & Co., the solvation of ions in water has decidedly practical implications.
The topic may appear arcane and academic, yet the behavior of aqueous ions has profound effects on biological molecules such as proteins and DNA and, thus, implications for health and disease.
For example, Zhang says, patients with inflammatory disease may receive a solution of monoclonal antibodies. . . .
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