Latest Protein folding Stories
Researchers successfully characterized the earliest structural formation of the disease type of the protein that causes Huntington's disease.
Medical therapies may be developed to recover healthy proteins that are important to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetes ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A computer analysis by two University of Michigan researchers shows promise for helping develop therapies for some major diseases by rescuing proteins that have stopped performing normally.
Romping clumps of misfolded proteins are prime suspects in many neurological disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease.
One bad apple is all it takes to spoil the barrel. And one misfolded protein may be all that's necessary to corrupt other proteins, forming large aggregations linked to several incurable neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have developed a novel technique to observe previously unknown details of how folded structures are formed from an intrinsically disordered protein.
A Jackson Laboratory research team led by Professor Patsy Nishina, Ph.D., has identified a mutation in a gene thatâ€™s essential for correct protein-processing in cells.
Mad Cow disease and its human variant Creutzfeldtâ€”Jakob disease, which are incurable and fatal, have been on a welcome hiatus from the news for years, but because mammals remain as vulnerable as ever to infectious diseases caused by enigmatic proteins called prions, scientists have taken no respite of their own.
Biochemists and computer scientists at the University of Washington two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower of computer gamers to solve medical problems.
The apparently random self-assembly of molecular threads into the proteins that make the body work is far less frantic than previously thought, Michigan State University scientists say.
All proteins self-assemble in a fraction of the blink of an eye, but it can take a long time to mimic the process.
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