News tagged with amino acids

Proving the genetic code's flexibility

A, C, G and T - stand in for the four chemical bases that store information in DNA. A sequence of these same four letters, repeating in a particular order, genetically defines an organism. Within the genome sequence are shorter, ...

dateMar 31, 2016 in Biotechnology
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The case of the sticky protein

Proteins are like a body's in-house Lego set. These large, complex molecules are made up of building blocks called amino acids. Most of the time, proteins fold correctly, but sometimes they can misfold. This misfolding causes ...

dateDec 18, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Team tackles mystery of protein folding

Proteins are the workhorses of life, mediating almost all biological events in every life form. Scientists know how proteins are structured, but folding - how they are built - still holds many mysteries.

dateMar 31, 2016 in Biochemistry
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