Fish antifreeze glycoproteins protect cellular membranes during lipid-phase transitions

Lisa M. Hays, Robert E. Feeney, Fern Tablin, Ann E. Oliver, Naomi J. Walker, Lois M. Crowe, John H. Crowe

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Volume12
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1997

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  • Physiology

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    Hays, L. M., Feeney, R. E., Tablin, F., Oliver, A. E., Walker, N. J., Crowe, L. M., & Crowe, J. H. (1997). Fish antifreeze glycoproteins protect cellular membranes during lipid-phase transitions. News in Physiological Sciences, 12(4), 189-194.