Antifreeze proteins from Antarctic fish depress solution freezing temperatures, inhibit ice crystal formation, and prevent recrystallization on rewarming. They have been used to enhance survival of some cell types during hypothermic storage. The mechanism of their protection is thought to be important during the transition of lipid bilayers from a liquid crystalline to a gel phase.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||News in Physiological Sciences|
|State||Published - Aug 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas