Infographic about SLiMs in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Infographic: Short Protein Motifs Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.
ABOVE: © Scott Leighton
Infographic: Short Protein Motifs Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Infographic: Short Protein Motifs Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.

Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.

ABOVE: © Scott Leighton

protein interactions

Conceptual image of coronavirus, SARS?Cov?2 infects a human cell
Viruses Target Super-Short Protein Motifs to Disrupt Host Biology
Conchita Fraguas Bringas , Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022
Only recently appreciated as critical components of cellular functions, unstructured stretches of amino acids called SLiMs are key to viral-host interactions.
oil in water
Stress-Induced Molecular Globs Boost Bacterial Fitness
Ruth Williams | Oct 21, 2021
Liquid conglomerations of molecules that form in bacterial cells in response to stress promote the cells’ survival, a study finds.
Understanding Cancer Using Cryo-EM
Understanding the Complexity of Cancer with Cryo-EM
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Oct 12, 2021
Explore how researchers use cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to identify how mutations affect protein signaling and function through structural or conformational changes.
Advances in the functional characterization of newly discovered microproteins hint at their diverse roles  in health and disease
The Dark Matter of the Human Proteome
Annie Rathore | Apr 1, 2019
Advances in the functional characterization of newly discovered microproteins hint at diverse roles in health and disease.
Mass Spec Analysis of Protein Interactions
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
Using the technique to study how RNA, DNA, lipids, and small molecules interact with proteins