RNase stability

Nazli Syed nazli at rediffmail.com
Mon Feb 19 00:10:21 EST 2001


 RNases have 4 disulphide bonds which makes them resistant to denaturation to
high temperatures and pH.
Disulphide bonds render resistance to RNase unfolding.

Nazli

ramesh wrote:

> HI!
>
> can anyone tell me why RNases have evolved as such stable enzymes. They r
> known to be active across such a wide range of pH and temperatures. I am
> unable to come up with a valid explanation for this. I would certainly
> appreciate help in this regard
> thanx
>
> ramesh
>
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> http://www.biowww.net/forum/read.php?f=1&i=835&t=835
>
> Phorum 3.1.2
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