In general, halophilic proteins are stable only in the presence of salts at high concentrations. Not only is high salt concentration important for structural stability of halophilic proteins, but also refolding of a denatured halophilic protein requires high salt concentration. This review summarizes the importance of electrostatic charge shielding and hydrophobic interactions in the stability and refolding of halophilic proteins.
Keywords: halophilic,, salt,, nucleoside diphosphate kinase,, refolding,
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