Death of cells at high temp.

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Death of cells at high temp.

Post by Navin » Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:40 pm

When a jet of stem is placed on living cells, i know that the will die.
But what causes the death?
How do they die?

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Post by opuntia » Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:48 pm

due to the deactivation of the enzymes :? [i think]
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Post by ERS » Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:20 pm

denatured proteins

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Re: Death of cells at high temp.

Post by opuntia » Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:45 pm

Navin wrote:How do they die?

Due to the rupture of bonds in the peptide chain.
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Re: Death of cells at high temp.

Post by sdekivit » Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:23 pm

opuntia wrote:
Navin wrote:How do they die?

Due to the rupture of bonds in the peptide chain.


most of those bondings are H-bondings that are responsible for the secondary and tertiairy structure of a protein (also disulfides are responsible for this)

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