What shape are your proteins in?

In a joint study, scientists from the California and Florida campuses of The Scripps Research Institute have shown that changes in a protein’s structure can change its signaling function and they have pinpointed the precise regions where those changes take place.

The new findings could help provide a much clearer picture of potential drugs that would be both effective and highly specific in their biological actions.

For more on this story click here.

In another study published in Nature this past summer, Harvard scientists demonstrated that the shape of a protein plays a critical role in its function. See the video below for details.

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply