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Protein research—the computer as microscope

Using a combination of infrared spectroscopy and computer simulation, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have gained new insights into the workings of protein switches. With high temporal and spatial resolution, ...

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Biochemist studies how ribosomes make proteins

Ribosomes are molecular machines programmed by genetic blueprints, which make proteins by linking amino acids together into linear chains that fold into sequence-dependent shapes. Ludwig Maximilian University biochemist Roland ...

dateJan 10, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Blocking obesity with a protein-sugar combination

Researchers at the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology in Japan have discovered an enzyme that can prevent obesity in mice. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the study shows ...

dateJan 10, 2017 in Biochemistry
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