protein molecule


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any large molecule containing chains of amino acids linked by peptide bonds

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A team of specialists at Newcastle University have been analysing protein molecules in an effort to tackle antibiotic-resistant bacteria which has built up an immunity to more familiar medicines.
Explain that the helical portion of the cord (see Figure 1) represents the secondary structural level of a protein molecule, which is held in a coil by hydrogen bonds that form between every third amino acid.
Researchers can now rapidly and simply reveal what different proteins a sample contains, and create three-dimensional pictures of protein molecules in solution, and can then understand their function in the cell.
Surprisingly, sixteen water molecules were found to occupy approximately the same positions in all three crystal forms, indicating an important role in the structure of the protein molecule.
Utah State University (Logan, UT) has patented a method for the in vitro biosynthesis of proteins in native conformation by immobilizing on the surface of an affinity matrix at discrete locations a ligand for which the protein being synthesized has an affinity and adding to the reaction mixture said affinity matrix having said immobilized ligand so that each molecule that is in the process of folding into a functional protein molecule may bind an immobilized ligand and be kept separated from other protein molecules as the folding proceeds.
As soon as a protein molecule is made inside a cell from the gene encoding it, it folds up to assume the unique shape that determines its activity.
Immersing the protein molecule in digestive enzymes derived from bacteria broke the amino-acid chain into apparently harmless components.
The announcement came as another group of scientists revealed a protein molecule found in the kidney could be used against cancer.
A protein molecule found in dendritic cells, which commonly line the rectum, cervix and vagina, appears to be the means of transportation allowing HIV to enter the body.
It is thus now possible to precisely observe the dynamics of a protein molecule down to the millisecond.
Such tiny objects jitter constantly from collisions with molecules of the water around them, and that activity quickly drives a protein molecule out of a typical microscope's view.
It looks for a type of protein molecule only found in cancerous tissue.
The scientists were testing a patented protein molecule developed in the US to find if it had implications for the treatment of cancer.
Chondroitin sulfate is part of a large protein molecule that gives cartilage elasticity.
Zydus Cadila and Pieris AG have entered into a drug development and commercialization agreement for a new therapeutic protein molecule called Anticalin.