proteins

April 4, 2018

The Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine has been awarded $11.3 million from the Open Phi

December 26, 2017

Two decades ago, the notion of building custom proteins and correctly predicting their structure was a dream.

picture of a computer-generated protein molecule
September 27, 2017

(Downloadable video soundbites and lab b-roll)  Scientist David Baker discusses creating proteins custom tailored to specific therapeutic targets.

Research has identified a new way that viruses keep infected cells alive – so the viruses can use the cells to reproduce. The finding suggests it may be possible to target this process to treat viral infections.

When a protein folds correctly, it spurs a biological process in a cell -- one of many that enable the human body to live. Our bodies have about 100,000 distinct proteins, built from strings of amino acids, and each protein has a job to do.

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle have deciphered key rules that govern how proteins form pocket-like structures essential to many protein functions.

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A new study by University of Washington researchers reveals how cells keep inflammation in check by secreting protein antagonists that bind to and block inflammatory signals from white cells. 

Gamers playing the popular online puzzle game Foldit triumphed over scientists, college students and computer algorithms in a contest to identify a particular protein molecule’s shape. 

How a key protein in cancer cells changes its shape, function and interactions with other proteins when exposed to different concentrations of cancer drugs is the topic of a University of Washington study published this week.

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