Molecular basis of protein function as determined by direct force measurements

Deborah Leckband, Jacob Israelachvili

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The fundamental objective of all protein studies is to determine the fundamental basis of protein function and behavior by resolving the molecular interactions that dictate protein interactions. In this paper, the measurement technique and a number of direct protein measurements are described in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-459
Number of pages10
JournalEnzyme and Microbial Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • direct force measurements
  • long-range attraction
  • protein adsorption
  • protein function
  • recognition forces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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