A collection of antifreeze proteins. Antifreeze proteins are found in a variety of species that tolerate cold temperatures. These include arctic fish, antarctic bacteria, plants, insects, and mold.
All of these proteins bind to water and lower the freezing point. Can you figure out what these proteins have in common besides their function?
Structures in the collection
An MW Collection
Download the .mwc collection file to view seven different antifreeze proteins. To view the collection, you will need to download and install the iPad version of Molecule World. Once Molecule World is installed on your iPad, return to this page and download the entire collection at once by selecting the mwc file.