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Protein Pulling--Learning how Proteins Fold by Pulling Them Apart


July 19, 2007

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Rice University physicists have unveiled an innovative way to learn how proteins get their shape based on how they unfold when pulled apart. The experimental method could be of widespread use in the field of protein folding science. The research is slated to appear in an upcoming issue of Physical Review Letters. It includes a new method scientists can use to map out exactly how much free energy is required throughout the folding process.
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