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Proteins Are Vastly More Complicated Than Previously Realized

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May 4, 2001
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University Of Washington
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The function of proteins – the workhorses of our bodies – depends on how those proteins are physically folded. Researchers around the world are examining the countless complex structures of proteins to learn more about therapies for the human body. This folding process is more complicated than previously realized, according to University of Washington researchers.

The function of proteins – the workhorses of our bodies – depends on how those proteins are physically folded. Researchers around the world are examining the countless complex structures of proteins to learn more about therapies for the human body. Protein folding has been compared in complexity to the folding of delicate origami.


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