One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The lower efficiency of surfactants with large headgroups can be understood as a steric effect, where a bulky headgroup sterically hinders the hydrophobic residues on the peptide from interacting with the micelle core.’
- ‘Cholesterol can also sterically block large molecules of fatty acyl chains, making the cell membrane less fluid, thus controlling the membrane fluidity.’
- ‘Because the pore in most parts can sterically accommodate an ion with its hydration shell, the conformation was deemed open.’
- ‘The influence of branching on the enzymatic stability of the compounds was investigated, as it is known that sterically hindered ester prodrugs are more stable toward enzymatic hydrolysis.’
- ‘In our calculations, however, the single x-ray snapshot was replaced by a variety of sterically consistent conformers that likely interconvert.’
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