News tagged with protein sequences

Making better enzymes and protein drugs

Natural selection results in protein sequences that are only soluble to the level that is required to carry out its physiological function. However, in biotechnological applications, we need these proteins to survive concentrations ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Evolution silences harmful mutations

Sometimes so-called synonymous mutations occur in DNA. These do not lead to a change in the protein sequence but which may still have major negative effects on the ability of bacteria to survive. New research from Uppsala ...

dateFeb 17, 2016 in Evolution
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