If the index is less than 40, then it is probably stable in the test tube. If it is greater (for example, enaptin) then it is probably not stable.
- Guruprasad K, Reddy BV, Pandit MW (1990). "Correlation between stability of a protein and its dipeptide composition: a novel approach for predicting in vivo stability of a protein from its primary sequence". Protein Eng. 4 (2): 155–61. PMID 2075190. doi:10.1093/protein/4.2.155.
The instability index is also used to calculate risk in agriculture.
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