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Protein folding

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New theoretical research yields surprising conclusions about quantum systems


Prof. Maya Schuldiner and fluorescent cells

Stuck proteins may contribute to aging

Single-stranded DNA (orange) interacts with the negatively (red) and positively (blue) charged parts of the protein molecule, as well as with its amino acid structures called aromatic groups (green)

When DNA splits apart, the single strands get double the help to stay in shape

Ubiquitin, labeled with a fluorescent marker (yellow), has been successfully delivered into cells.

What do proteins look like in their natural environment?

A partially unfolded protein (yellow) is broken down by a “scissor”-proteasome (blue and red)

Understanding how a pair of molecular “scissors” are kept in check may help treat disease

(l-r) Dr. Gili Ben-Nissan, Prof. Yosef Shaul, Dr. Michal Sharon and Oren Moscovitz

How does the cell keep certain vital proteins from getting recycled?

Experiments revealed multiple possible “paths” through a protein’s folding landscape

How does a protein fold? Institute scientists count the ways

Prof. Dan Tawfik. Saving mutations
Protein "babysitters" could speed up evolution in the lab
 Illustration: Surfing on the DNA
Dr. Koby Levy finds that when it comes to protein stability, cause and effect are not always what they seem
(l-r): Dr. Ilan Levy, Dr. Deborah Fass, Einav Gross, Maya Bar, Tamir Klein, Roy Sirkis, Nimrod Heldman

Numerous breakthroughs in the fields of genetics and biochemistry have led to the recognition that protein folding in the cell is a highly...