Structure is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Wayne A. Hendrickson, Carl-Ivar Brändén and Alan R. Fersht in September 1993. It focuses on protein structure and related issues. The journal is published monthly by Cell Press. The current editors are Christopher D. Lima and Andrej Sali.
COMPASS method points researchers to protein structures
Searching for the precise, complexly folded three-dimensional structure of a protein can be like hacking through a jungle without a map: a long, intensive process with uncertain direction. University of Illinois researchers ...
Researchers construct atomic model of an immature retrovirus
Using molecular modeling and large-scale molecular dynamic simulation, University of Illinois researchers constructed an atomic model of an immature retrovirus.
Spider and centipede venom evolved from insulin-like hormone
Funnel-web spider venom contains powerful neurotoxins that instantly paralyze prey (usually insects). Millions of years ago, however, this potent poison was just a hormone that helped ancestors of these spiders regulate sugar ...
Researchers bring to life proteins' motion
Advancing the field of structural biology that underpins how things work in a cell, researchers have identified how proteins change their shape when performing specific functions. The study's fresh insights, published online ...
MagLab research paves way for flu treatments
New research by a Florida State University chemistry professor uses some of the world's most powerful magnets to put a bullseye on the flu virus.
Findings reveal clues to functioning of mysterious 'mimivirus'
Researchers have discovered the structure of a key protein on the surface of an unusually large virus called the mimivirus, aiding efforts to determine its hosts and unknown functions.
Researchers unlock secrets of troublesome Tribble protein
Scientists from New Zealand and Australia have created the first three-dimensional image of a key protein involved in the development of blood and other cancers.
Team identifies structure of tumor-suppressing protein
An international group of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicists Mathias Lösche and Frank Heinrich have established the structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN. Their findings provide ...
A closer look at a deadly bacterium sets the stage for new vaccines
Tularemia, or rabbit fever, is a severely debilitating and sometimes fatal disease, and the pathogen involved has potential as a biological weapon. To better understand the disease – and to better design potential vaccines ...
Researchers find possible universal code of protein structure
A Dartmouth College study finds there may be a universal code to predict protein structure, which could help to determine why certain mutations cause disease and how to fix them.