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However, it was found much later that the same ions, placed in the same order, affect the aqueous solubility of argon or nitrogen in the same manner as they affect proteins. Equally perplexing was the finding that the same ion order also operates in ion effects on the stabilities and biological activities of proteins. Thus, ions that enhance solubility also inactivate proteins, whereas ions that reduce solubility stabilize proteins against inactivation, for example, by temperature or pH. An abbreviated representation of the lyotropic series is shown below, with the effects on solubility increasing from left to right.
Numbered oxygen atoms 16–20 belong to water molecules that are integral to the structure and are hydrogen bonded to each other and/ or to sugar –OH groups. Large open circles, sugar oxygen atoms; numbered circles, water oxygen atoms. SO 24− > HPO 24− > F − > citrate3− > acetate − > Cl − < Br − < I − < CNS− < ClO−4 Decreasing solubility ← Stabilize proteins → Increasing solubility Inactivate proteins It is also interesting that Hofmeister, the discoverer of the ionic series in 1888, speculated that the observed effects might be due to the manner in which ions responded to differences in their water environments.
1. Molecular hydration is best demonstrated in crystalline hydrates, for example, of © 2010 by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC 19 Water and Life sugars. 5. Raffinose is a trisaccharide, constructed of a galactose–glucose–fructose chain. In its usual crystalline form it contains five water molecules, which give it the configuration shown in the figure. Of the 20 oxygen atoms, five belong to the water molecules of hydration, each of which is hydrogen bonded either to a sugar oxygen or to another water oxygen.
Water and Life: The Unique Properties of H2O by Ruth M. Lynden-Bell, Simon Conway Morris, Visit Amazon's John D. Barrow Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, John D. Barrow, , John L. Finney, Charles Harper