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'Elves' makes protein crystallography easier
... a nap - while the computer does the hard work and spits
out a protein structure. "This is the first time anyone has reported a computer generating a protein structure by itself," he said. "By automating X-ray crystallography, Elves dramatically speeds the process and reduces errors," added Thomas Alber, ...
Study sheds new light on Lyme disease transmission
...ought. During transmission, what the tick actually spits
into the host is a bacteria population that is highly variable, compared to the fairly homogeneous population found in the tick before the blood meal." In other words, given two surface proteins there are four possible combinations. Some bacteria co...
At Life's Most Sensitive Stage, Embryos Cope With Stress
...tects toxins as soon as they touch a cell wall,and spits
them out of the cell. To do so, Epel found, the embryo relies on a protein woven into the walls ofsome of its cells that forces toxins out. The protein is called an MDRtransporter pump - "MDR" stands for "multi-drug resistance," because theseprotein...
Researchers Identify A New Cellular Structure: The "Dumposome"
...osome surrounds the DNA it's gobbling up, and then spits
it out of the nucleus," says C. David Allis, theUniversity of Rochester professor of biology who led the group ofresearchers. "It's basically a little garbage disposal for eating extra DNA." Dumposomes appear only briefly during the life cycle...