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Speed Plays Crucial Role in Breaking Protein's H-bonds
October 30, 2007
Researchers at MIT, studying the architecture of proteins, have finally explained why computer models of proteins' behavior under mechanical duress differ dramatically from experimental observations. This work could have vast implications in bioengineering and medical research by advancing our understanding of the relationship between structure and function in these basic building blocks of life.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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