protein structure
Nobel-Winning Biochemist Paul Boyer Dies
Nobel-Winning Biochemist Paul Boyer Dies
Shawna Williams | Jun 7, 2018
The UCLA researcher was lauded for figuring out how ATP synthase works.
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.
Video: Inner Circle
Video: Inner Circle
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2016
See an animation that illustrates emerging insights into the inner ring structures of the nuclear pore complex.
Fraudulent Paper Pulled
Fraudulent Paper Pulled
Bob Grant | Jan 5, 2016
Nature retracts a study six years after an investigation found that the protein structures it reported were fabricated.
Getting Back in Shape
Getting Back in Shape
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Contrary to years of research suggesting otherwise, most aggregated proteins regain their shape and functionality following heat shock.
Cas9 Proofreads Gene Edits
Cas9 Proofreads Gene Edits
Karen Zusi | Nov 13, 2015
The gene-editing CRISPR/Cas9 system has three checkpoints to ensure it alters the right section of DNA.
The Handedness of Cells
The Handedness of Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.
Screening Goes In Silico
Screening Goes In Silico
Carina Storrs | Feb 1, 2015
Computational tools take some of the cost—and guesswork—out of drug discovery.
RNA Puts Proteins in a Headlock
RNA Puts Proteins in a Headlock
Kerry Grens | May 20, 2014
A noncoding RNA initiates translation by grabbing hold of repressor proteins and restricting their functions.
Toxin Evolution
Toxin Evolution
Abby Olena | Jan 16, 2014
Researchers show that scorpion venom toxins are closely related to defensive proteins from venomous insects.