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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003 Apr 4;303(2):562-6.

Protein interaction with hydrated C60 fullerene in aqueous solutions.

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Institute of Biology, Karelian Research Center, RAS, 185610 Petrozavodsk, Russia. rozhkov@krc.karelia.ru

Abstract

Physicochemical effects of hydrated C(60) fullerenes (HyFn) on serum albumin molecules were studied using ESR spin labeling and differential scanning microcalorimetry. Molecular-colloidal solution of hydrated C(60) fullerenes and their small spherical fractal clusters in water (C(60)FWS), was shown to stabilize protein hydration, and decrease specific surface energy in water-protein matrix in salt solutions. The mechanism of HyFn interaction with protein is discussed in terms of HyFn induced formation of protein clusters and phase transition of hydration water.

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