Scientists from the Pacific Quantum Center of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) report that the slipknot-structure AFV3-109 protein folds and unfolds depending on temperature. The protein is typical for the archaea, viruses of the oldest single-celled organisms that can survive in the extreme conditions of underwater volcanic sources. The research appears in PLOS ONE.
Scientists model protein behavior of archaeal viruses to crack protein folding mystery
- 13. 1 2021 (20:00)