While IgG molecules may have different levels of free sulfhydryl, studies suggested a similar distribution of free sulfhydryl among the domain structures, at least for recombinant IgG1.36,37 The variable domain has a higher level of free sulfhydryls than that in the constant domain in the light chain. The CH3 domain has the highest level of free sulfhydryls followed by CH1, CH2 and the variable domain in the heavy chain. The lowest level of free sulfhydryls is associated with inter-chain disulfide bonds, suggesting that low level of free sulfhydryls is most likely due to incomplete formation of disulfide bonds. Because inter-chain disulfide bonds with higher solvent exposure level are more prone to degradation than intra-chain disulfide bonds, higher level of free sulfhydryls associated with inter-chain disulfide bonds is expected if free sulfhydryl is generated due to disulfide bond degradation. Distribution other than described above may indicate special cases where particular disulfide bonds are not efficiently formed.
The effect of free sulfhydryl on the structure, stability and biological functions of IgG has been studied using individual domains, as well as intact IgG molecules. Individual domains of CL domain,12 CH3 domain49,50 and single-chain variable fragment51 without the complete intra-chain disulfide bond showed lower stability, but no substantial structural changes. It is expected that the lack of intra-chain disulfide bond in other domains will have similar destabilizing effect because all IgG domain share similar folding.52 Incomplete formation of the disulfide bond in the heavy chain variable domain of a recombinant monoclonal antibody resulted in a significant decrease in potency.38,39 A natural antibody derived from the ABPC48 mouse plasmacytoma, in which the second cysteine residue in the heavy chain variable domain was replaced by a tyrosine residue, is capable of binding antigen,53 suggesting further that a complete disulfide bond is not a prerequisite for antigen binding. Higher amounts of free sulfhydryl resulted in lower thermal stability of both recombinant and human IgG antibodies.31 In addition, the higher aggregation propensity of IgG2 compared with IgG1 is also attributed to higher level of free sulfhydryl of IgG2.35
A less often mentioned type of bonding is metallic bonding. In this type of bonding, each atom in a metal donates one or more electrons to a \"sea\" of electrons that reside between many metal atoms. In this sea, each electron is free (by virtue of its wave nature) to be associated with a great many atoms at once. The bond results because the metal atoms become somewhat positively charged due to loss of their electrons while the electrons remain attracted to many atoms, without being part of any given atom. Metallic bonding may be seen as an extreme example of delocalization of electrons over a large system of covalent bonds, in which every atom participates. This type of bonding is often very strong (resulting in the tensile strength of metals). However, metallic bonding is more collective in nature than other types, and so they allow metal crystals to more easily deform, because they are composed of atoms attracted to each other, but not in any particularly-oriented ways. This results in the malleability of metals. The cloud of electrons in metallic bonding causes the characteristically good electrical and thermal conductivity of metals, and also their shiny lustre that reflects most frequencies of white light.
In metallic bonding, bonding electrons are delocalized over a lattice of atoms. By contrast, in ionic compounds, the locations of the binding electrons and their charges are static. The free movement or delocalization of bonding electrons leads to classical metallic properties such as luster (surface light reflectivity), electrical and thermal conductivity, ductility, and high tensile strength.
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In this module:IntroductionNucleotidesPolymerization of NucleotidesBase Pairing 1Base Pairing 2Complementary SequencesReplication Polymerization of Nucleotides (Phosphodiester Bonds)Nucleotides are joined together similarly to other biological molecules, by a condensation reaction that releases a small, stable molecule. Unlike proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, however, the molecule that is released is not water but pyrophosphate (two phosphate groups bound together). When pyrophosphate is cleaved by the addition of water, a great deal of free energy is released, ensuring that the reverse process (hydrolysis of the phosphodiester bond to give free nucleotides) is very unlikely to occur.How does releasing free energymake the reaction go forwardClick on the step numbers below to see the polymerization of nucleotides. Click on the mouse at left to clear the images and text. 1. The 5' group of a nucleotide triphosphate is held close to the free 3' hydroxyl group of a nucleotide chain.
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