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Keyword - Ice nucleation (KW-0387)

Definition

Protein which promotes the nucleation of ice. The proteins catalyzes the formation of ice crystals in extracellular fluid at relatively high temperatures (up to -2 degrees Celsius) to protect the organism from damage by intracellular ice formation.

Category

Molecular function

Gene Ontology

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GOi

ice binding [ GO:0050825 ]

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Ice nucleationMolecular function
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