Self Assembly of Macromolecular Structures: Spontaneous Formation of the Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins
Anfinsen presented this paper at the Twenty-seventh Symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology, in Ithica, New York.
He spoke on the emergence of order during cellular differentiation and growth that implied "an organized, genetically
complex process taking place over a reasonably extended stretch of time." According to Anfinsen, the only obvious driving
force for altering a three dimensional protein structure to its native conformation is the selection of progressively more
stable conformations to a form possessing the most favorable free energy of conformation, the native protein.
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Anfinsen, Christian B.
Conference: Symposium of the Society for Developmental Biology (27th, 19-21 June 1968, Ithaca)
Sponsor: Society for Developmental Biology
Periodical: Anfinsen, Christian B. "Self Assembly of Macromolecular Structures: Spontaneous Formation of the Three-Dimensional Structure
of Proteins." Developmental Biology Supplement 2, (1968): 1-20. Article. Proceedings. 20 Images.
Reproduced with permission of the Academic Press.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Molecular Engineering and Affinity Chromatography, 1959-1972