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Protein Design and Protein Folding

Ever since 1999, this site is dedicated to bringing the latest news on protein folding/protein design research. Proteins are the machinery of life, and as the rules behind their folding & structures are unfolded (no pun intended), the mysteries of biology will be unraveled one after another. One day we will be able to harness the knowledge to design proteins to solve thousands of problems and cure any disease.

How the Heart Works: A Basic Overview by David Yee

Posted by: david on Wednesday/March 31/2010 - 11:10 PM
Protein News 
How the Heart Works: A Basic Overview by David Yee (Originally Written 10-5-1994)
I. Location
A. the heart is located in the chest; it lies left of the body's midline, above and in contact with the diaphragm
B. situated immediately behind the breastbone, or sternum, and between the lungs, with apex tiled to the body cavity's left side
II. Heart has two cavities, divided by the cardiac septum
A. Right cavity takes in oxygen poor blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs
1. has an atrium (collecting chamber) and a ventricle (pumping chamber); atrium is on ....

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free open-source software for automated protein design

Posted by: Anonymous on Thursday/May 03/2007 - 04:27 PM
Protein News 
EGAD is a free open-source program for protein design and mutant prediction. EGAD's main focus is performing protein design on fixed backbone scaffolds. It can also consider multiple structures simultaneously for designing specific binding proteins or locking proteins into specific conformational states. In addition to natural protein residues, EGAD can also consider free-moving ligands with or without rotatable bonds. It may even be possible to use EGAD for drug design. EGAD can be used with a single processor, but it can take advantage of the power of parallelization to perform certain jobs quickly.

Some of the tasks EGAD can....

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New version of Protein Folding Database released

Posted by: david on Thursday/October 12/2006 - 02:32 AM
Protein News 
Ashley from Monash University in Australia would like to announce that the group she is working with have released a new version of the Protein Folding Database.

"The database aims to collect all folding data into one repository and, within the framework of the International Foldeomics Consortium, encourage sharing and data analysis. We are particularly interested in allowing the graphical analysis of raw-data on the site."

You can register to do advanced searches and to submit your own protein folding data.

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Request for contributors, help

Posted by: david on Wednesday/August 14/2002 - 10:33 PM
Hi- I'm looking for people who are interested in protein research who would like to contribute news, articles, opinions, etc. on a constant basis to the site. I simply don't have the time nor resources to update the site on a constant basis so any help would be great. Anyone who's interested please click on Contact Us on the main menu & drop me a note - thanks!

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Welcome to /!

Posted by: david on Saturday/May 19/2001 - 11:36 PM
Welcome to /! This site is dedicated to providing the latest news on the front of protein research. Whenever I find a relevent research paper I will also post a small excerpt here and link to it. The target audience of this site is anyone who is interested in protein science. I personally have a *fascination* with proteins and their amazing characteristics and capabilities. If you have any suggestions/comments, please feel free to let me know. And if you have any news you like to contribute, please send them over.

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