“Hero” Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm
“Hero” Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm
Flexible proteins appear to protect molecules from becoming denatured in extreme conditions such as heat and from clumping up, as happens in some neurodegenerative diseases.
“Hero” Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm
“Hero” Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm

Flexible proteins appear to protect molecules from becoming denatured in extreme conditions such as heat and from clumping up, as happens in some neurodegenerative diseases.

Flexible proteins appear to protect molecules from becoming denatured in extreme conditions such as heat and from clumping up, as happens in some neurodegenerative diseases.

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Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Emma Yasinski | Mar 9, 2020
The creativity of citizen scientists could help researchers design proteins that may be able to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Detecting Protein Clumps
Detecting Protein Clumps
Ruth Williams | Jan 31, 2018
A synthetic genetic tool called yTRAP allows high-throughput detection of protein aggregates in cells.
 
Drugging the Disorderome
Drugging the Disorderome
Amber Dance | Sep 30, 2017
Strategies for targeting intrinsically disordered proteins
Fascinated by Folding
Fascinated by Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 3, 2017
Lila Gierasch uses biochemical tools to understand how linear chains of amino acids turn into complex three-dimensional structures.
Unknown Protein Structures Predicted
Unknown Protein Structures Predicted
Ruth Williams | Jan 19, 2017
Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and <em>E. coli</em>
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and E. coli
Jef Akst | Jan 16, 2017
Clostridium botulinum produces a transcription factor that can aggregate and self-propagate a prion-like form, leading to genome-wide changes in gene expression in E. coli, according to a study.
Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully
Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 30, 2016
The Harvard professor is pursuing fundamental questions about autophagy, protein homeostasis, and other cellular processes, and he’s always on the lookout for his next new topic.
Protein Folding Pioneer Dies
Protein Folding Pioneer Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2016
Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.
Prions in Plants?
Prions in Plants?
Tanya Lewis | Apr 26, 2016
A plant protein that behaves like a prion when inserted into yeast could enable a form of botanical memory, a study suggests.