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Thread #59418   Message #1205371
Posted By: Rapparee
11-Jun-04 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Protein folding is one of the great unsolved problems of modern biophysics. A better understanding of the protein folding problem has potential biological, biomedical, and industrial applications. An understanding of the mechanisms by which proteins naturally achieve their functional folded states can be expected to yield insights into the prediction of these folded structures directly from amino acid sequences, and to permit the design of medically useful proteins. The molten-globule state we have studied is implicated in the mechanisms of folding as well as the aggregation of improperly folded proteins, both of which have medical relevance.