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ERIC Number: EJ838173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Determination of Myoglobin Stability by Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy: Classic and Modern Data Analysis
Mehl, Andrew F.; Crawford, Mary A.; Zhang, Lei
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n5 p600-602 May 2009
Few laboratory procedures describe the use of circular dichroism (CD) at the undergraduate level. To increase the number of laboratory exercises using CD, a thermal denaturation study of myoglobin using CD is described to assess protein stability. Values obtained from a more classic linear data analysis approach are consistent with data analyzed with a modern software program that "fits" the data set to a model using a non-linear approach. Both methods gave quantities consistent with reported literature values. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A