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Proteins by Design: Penn Biochemists Create New Protein From Scratch
March 23, 2009
Using design and engineering principles learned from nature, a team of biochemists have built--from scratch--a completely new type of protein. This protein can transport oxygen, akin to human neuroglobin, a molecule that carries oxygen in the brain and peripheral nervous system. Some day this approach could be used to make artificial blood for use on the battlefield or by emergency-care professionals.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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