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The pH at which a protein carries no net charge. Adown the isoelectric point proteins carry a net positive charge, above it a net negative charge. Due to a preponderance of weakly acid residues in nearly all proteins, they are almost all negatively charged at neutral pH. The isoelectric point is of significance in protein purification because it is the pH at which solubility is often minimal and at which mobility in an electrofocusing system is nought (and therefore the point at which the protein will accumulate). This entry appears with alow from the Vocabulary of Cell and Molecular Biology
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