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It is also necessary to consider the orientation Some of the approaches we already have de- of side chains. Retrieved from " https: Views Read Edit View history. NMR has also been applied to studies of pro- Spectral overlap. Anthonsen et al. It chloroplasts has also been reported Gray and should, however, be kept in mind that the se- Covello, We are particularly inter- are included.
Similar concepts nucleic acid hybrids have been constructed, where can probably also be developed for proteins. The results obtained confirmed that this approach indeed worked 8. Conclusions Kanaya et al. The potentials for generat- ing anti-viral agents against, e. The review is not exhaustive - it is simply not possible to do 7. Nano technology this properly within the limits of this paper. We have tried to review some selected scien- As a consequence of the enormous growth in tific areas of key importance for protein engineer- our understanding of molecular biology and ma- ing, such as the validity of protein sequence infor- terial technology, a new technological sector is mation as well as structural information.
Some- emerging which takes aim at exploring the possi- times the translation of a gene sequence to amino ble advantages in creating micro-machines and acid sequence is not trivial - a range of posttran- switchable molecular entities. This concept is cur- scriptional editing and splicing events may occur, rently known as nano technology Birge, In addition, posttranslational modification may provide triggers for other parts 7.
Optical and chemical switches of molecular of the cells molecular machinery. We are thus in dimension a situation where the full benefits and profits Rhodopsin is a very ancient molecular con- from projects such as the human genome project struct - we find rhodopsin like molecules in a may escape us for a while.
Proton transport and recep- ments in the modelling of protein structure by tor functions are particularly interesting. Bacteri- homology, which we regard as one of the most orhodopsin from Halobacterium halobium main- strategic areas of development. We will be flooded tains a large p H gradient across the bacterial with sequence information deducted from gene membrane. Given that the number of protein supra are among the first such reported. Here we should again caution the unfolding - and our understanding of our own reader.
We have no a priori reason to assume biology, development and evolution is becoming that non-soluble proteins, such as structural pro- ever deeper and more detailed. But we are also, teins, have structures that can be predicted from once again, discovering that one of the many our limited library of mostly globular, soluble qualities of Nature is endless complexity.
Some structural proteins are gigantic, the cuticle collagen in the Riftia worms from deep sea hydrothermal vents have a molecular Acknowledgements mass of 2.
It is ex- tremely unlikely that a 3-D structure at atomic We want to thank Christian Cambillau, CNRS, resolution of such a protein will ever be deter- Marseille, for kindly providing us with pre-release mined using methods we have available today.
N M R has emerged with surprising speed as a Brown, Harvard University, for sending us a pre- structure determination tool. We have Jones, Uppsala University, for pre-release 3-D decided to direct the readers attention to some data of Candida antarctica B lipase, and John recent developments that we believe will be of McCarthy, Brookhaven National Laboratory, for significant importance to the usage of N M R in helping us with data on previous PDB releases.
The potential of The French Norwegian Foundation FNS using N M R to study the solvent exposed outer and the Norwegian Research Council BP shell of larger proteins, that by far exceed the 30 have contributed with financial support to some kDa limit mentioned earlier is intriguing.
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In this brilliant yet controversial book, acclaimed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins takes us on a journey through the natural world — the complexity of living organisms, DNA, natural selection, and even modern technology — to argue his case for Darwinian evolution. Things exist either because they have recently come into existence or because they have qualities that made them unlikely to be destroyed in the past.
Evolution may be a slightly controversial topic but despite that — and his own atheist views — Dawkins argues his case carefully, acknowledging various sides of the debate.
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