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Researchers Reveal Insights Into Hidden World of Protein Folding

June 11, 2008

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Proteins, long and linear when first made, must fold into specific configurations before they can properly do their job in a cell. How they are folded is a mystery, but Stanford researcher Judith Frydman has begun prying the lid off a type of molecule called a chaperonin, which folds some of the most essential proteins for life. Her goal is to control protein folding, which has therapy implications for many diseases caused by misfolding.Full Story

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