1000 disease protein structures

An interdisciplinary study hinging on X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance studies has examined 1000 proteins from more than 40 different human pathogens, including those responsible for plague, anthrax, salmonella, cholera, tuberculosis, leprosy, amoebic dysentery and influenza.

Researchers at the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases (CSGID) and the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID) marked the 1000-structure milestone in June and suggest that the data collected and interpreted will open up paths to novel pharmaceuticals, possible vaccines and other interventions for what are some of the most lethal organisms humanity must face.

via Protein millennium: 1000 structures by XRD and NMR – Ezine – spectroscopyNOW.com.

Author: David Bradley

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