News tagged with protein sequences

Decoding RNA-protein interactions

Thanks to continued advances in genetic sequencing, scientists have identified virtually every A, T, C, and G nucleotide in our genetic code. But to fully understand how the human genome encodes us, we need to go one step ...

dateJun 08, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Double-bridged peptides bind any disease target

Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can bind to proteins and change their function. They show high binding affinity, low toxicity, and are easy to synthesize, all of which makes peptides ideal for use in drug development, ...

dateApr 30, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Programming DNA to deliver cancer drugs

DNA has an important job—it tells your cells which proteins to make. Now, a research team at the University of Delaware has developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and off.

dateMar 19, 2018 in Biochemistry
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