Researchers Use Computers to Redesign Protein Fold

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Fri Jul 20 12:46:22 EST 2001

Researchers Use Computers to Redesign Protein Folding

HHMI researchers have developed an advanced computer program that they have
used to redesign how a small protein folds into its final three-dimensional
form. The re-engineered protein folds 100-times faster than the natural
protein. According to the researchers, the successful experiment shows that
progress is being made in understanding the fundamental principles of
protein folding.

Research published in the July 2001 issue of the journal Nature Structural
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