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Proteins are able to self-assemble into a wide range of highly ordered structures that feature a diverse array of properties.
The traditional way of making medicines from ingredients mixed together in a factory may be joined by a new approach in which doctors administer the ingredients for a medicine separately to patients, and the ingredients combine to produce the medicine inside patients' bodies.
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley, have successfully attached imaging probes to glycans â€“ the sugar molecules that are abundant on the surfaces of living cells â€“ in the embryos of zebrafish less than seven hours after fertilization.
For the first time, the widely used molecular synthesis technique known as click chemistry has been safely applied to a living organism.
As synthetic biologists cram more and more genes into microbes to make genetically engineered organisms produce ever more complex drugs and chemicals, two University of California chemists have gone a step further.
A new way to direct chemical modifications to specific sites on recombinant proteins â€“ including the monoclonal antibodies so important in the pharmaceutical industry â€“ has been developed by Carolyn Bertozzi and her colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.