News tagged with structures of proteins

The protein problem

The importance of proteins is difficult to overstate; they play a critical role in countless biological processes. An enhanced understanding of their structure and function is essential to advancing the state of the art in ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in General Physics
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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 of the International ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 have now ...

dateDec 16, 2014 in General Physics
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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 ...

dateJan 28, 2014 in Biochemistry
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