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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 1994 Oct;5(5):534-9.

Protein chaperones and protein folding.

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Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030.


A universal strategy for obtaining maximal protein expression or refolding remains elusive; however, headway has been made toward understanding these processes in vivo. The observation of reversible protein aggregation, asymmetry in protein-chaperone complexes, redox effects on disulfide formation, and the sequential involvement of multiple chaperones and foldases may suggest new approaches. Such new approaches include immobilized catalysts and manipulation of the bacterial periplasm.

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