News tagged with structure of protein

No knots in known RNA structures

It had never been verified before: unlike other biopolymers, RNA, the long strand that is 'cousin' to DNA, tends not to form knots. The observation has been published in the journal PNAS by a research team o ...

Feb 02, 2015
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Shortcut to protein portraits

All living organisms, from bacteria to humans, rely on proteins to perform their vital functions. How these proteins accomplish their tasks depends on their structure. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute ...

Dec 16, 2014
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Protein measurements in the cell

A network of chemists at the University of Konstanz has developed an innovative method to study protein structures by means of magnetic labels. The ingenious thing about it is that the magnetic labels are directly incorporated ...

Jan 28, 2014
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