Biopolym. Cell. 1990; 6(2):81-87.
Structure and Function of Biopolymers
Elastic scattering spectroscopy of yersinia pestis capsular protein solutions
1Khebtsou N. G., 1Nikiforov V. V., 1Melnikov A. G., 2Merkulova T. K., 2Serdobintsev L. N.
  1. Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Academy of Sciences of the USSR
    Saratov, USSR
  2. All-Union Institute "Microbe"
    Saratov, USSR


The theory of «scattering spectrum» method is developed which permits size and concentration of particles or macromolecules to be determined in dilute solutions. Experimental results from studies of Yersinia restis capsular protein solusions by the «scatt-ering spectrum» method are compared with viscosimetric and sedimentation measurement data. Alternative variants for possible shape and structure of capsular protein macromolecules under physiological conditions are discussed.


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