protein folding

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Synonyms for protein folding

the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape

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Protein misfolding is the cause of many neurodegenerative diseases, and data from disease models demonstrate efficacy through enhancing the cellular protein folding capacity," said Dennis J.
A new electron diffraction technique allows the bending and shifting of these ions--a process that takes mere picoseconds--to be directly imaged for the first time, The system could unlock the secrets of more complex motions, like protein folding.
They identified seven classes of compounds (based on chemical structure) that all enhance the cell's ability to make more protective molecular chaperones, which restore proper protein folding.
The protein folding problem is the search for this native state for a given sequence of amino acid residues.
COThe impact of GeForce GPUs on protein folding simulations was immediate and dramatic,CO said Vijay Pande, associate professor of chemistry, Stanford University and director of the Folding@home project.
Also published quarterly, "Prion" is an international journal that focuses on protein folding and mis-folding, protein assembly disorders, and protein-based and structural inheritance.
William Skach, who studies protein folding at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, notes that differences in proteins that have identical amino acids "could be very widespread and not appreciated at all right now.
Protein folding is influenced by the change in enthalpy ([DELTA]H) of the structure.
These systems are running simulations for the Large Hydron Collider, SETI, protein folding, etc.
Obtaining insights into protein folding should help researchers to understand the development of such ailments as Alzheimer's disease, mad cow disease and cystic fibrosis, all caused by mistakes in or slowing of the protein folding process.
When the web site traffic is low, some of the protein folding work is shuffled off to the pSeries machines.
In addition to deploying DB2 Intelligent Miner Technology and DiscoveryLink, IBM and AxCell expect to explore research collaborations in areas such as visualization, pattern discovery and protein folding analysis.
CD is also used in protein thermodynamics, ligand binding, nucleic acid structure evaluation, and analysis of the protein folding process.
The computer maker said about 50 scientists from its research group's Deep Computing Institute and Computational Biology Group will work on Blue Gene and the protein folding grand challenge.
Between 2020 and 2050, genetic research will see slower progress, as scientists grapple with the intricacies of gene function and protein folding.