A physical science that uses the concepts of physics and physical chemistry for the study of biological systems is called Biophysical chemistry. Seeking explanation of the various phenomena in biological systems in terms of either the molecules that make up the system or the supra-molecular structure of the system is the most common feature of the research in Biophysical Chemistry. Various techniques used in physical chemistry are employed by biophysical chemists to analyze the structure of biological systems. These techniques include spectroscopic methods such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and X-ray diffraction. Some of the areas in which biophysical chemists engage themselves are protein structure and the functional structure of cell membranes. For example, enzyme action can be explained in terms of the shape of a pocket in the protein molecule that matches the shape of the substrate molecule or its modification due to binding of a metal ion. Similarly through the study of model supramolecular structures, the structure and function of the biomembranes may be understood like liposomes or phospholipid vesicles of different compositions and sizes.
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