Wednesday 13 January 2016

The Periodic Table of Proteins

Researchers have devised a periodic table of protein complexes, making it easier to visualize, understand, and predict how proteins combine to drive biological processes.

A new ‘periodic table’ of protein complexes, devised by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, provides a unified way to classify and visualize protein complexes, which drive a huge range of biological processes, from DNA replication to catalyzing metabolic reactions.

The table, published in the journal Science, offers a new way of looking at almost all known molecular structures and predicting how new ones could be made, providing a valuable tool for research into evolution and protein engineering.

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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