News tagged with protein misfolding

A tale of two roads into protein unfolding

You are taking a class on origami and Mr. Otaki asks you to fold that little red piece of paper into a very elaborate design. You have to do it in a very short time. You try your best but you fail. Your origami ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Biochemistry
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A new quality control pathway in the cell

Proteins are important building blocks in our cells and each cell contains millions of different protein molecules. They are involved in everything from structural to regulatory aspects in the cell. Proteins are constructed ...

dateSep 18, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Unravelling the mystery of misfolding prions

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Alberta's physics department and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) are the first to map out the folding pathways of prions, malformed ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Biochemistry
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