Decoding Protein Assembly Dynamics with Artificial Protein Needles
Dr. Takafumi Ueno (School of Life Science and Technology)
Protein assembly is essential for the formation of ordered biological structures, but imagine engineering one! This is exactly what researchers at Tokyo Tech have now accomplished with protein needles. By regulating the tip-to-tip interactions of these needles, they allowed for their self-assembly into lattice structures, ordered monomeric states, and fiber assemblies, paving the way for the controlled construction of more of such protein architectures.
Title of original paper: “Protein Needles Designed to Self-assemble through Needle Tip Engineering”
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