News tagged with fusion proteins

New link found between sex and viruses

Sexual reproduction and viral infections actually have a lot in common. According to new research, both processes rely on a single protein that enables the seamless fusion of two cells, such as a sperm cell and egg cell, ...

dateFeb 23, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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A better way to design fusion protein drugs

New software developed at A*STAR could help scientists design sophisticated biopharmaceutical drugs that demand the joining of proteins together. The tool, which is freely available online, allows researchers and drug developers ...

dateMar 23, 2016 in Other
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Protein recycling machine visualized

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have new structures of an essential cellular recycling machine that depict its structure with near atomic-level detail. The structures, which show a protein called NSF alone ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Biologists produce rainbow-colored algae

What can green algae do for science if they weren't, well, green? That's the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Biotechnology
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