Latest Protein folding Stories
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.
Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have created a microscopic device to assist biologists in making very fast molecular measurements that aid the understanding of protein folding.
Scientists watch as E. coli bacteria evolve heat resistance under stress.
NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today that it has awarded a grant of $210,300 to Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD; Cranbury, NJ) to evaluate small-molecule, orally delivered pharmacological chaperone compounds as a novel approach for treating Alzheimer's disease.
Novel method distinguishes between structurally similar folding forms
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found some compounds that improve a cell's ability to properly "fold" proteins and could lead to promising drugs for degenerative nerve diseases, including Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Single-molecule, real-time measurements of a key biological process.
The dramatically new approach to protein misfolding could lead to new therapies for a number of diseases.
Researchers at Lund University have taken a snapshot of proteins changing shape, sticking together and creating structures that are believed to trigger deadly processes in the nervous system.
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