Tagged: protein folding

Is science becoming artificially intelligent? - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Dec 09, 2020

Is science becoming “AI-led”, as some venture capitalists suggest? The short answer is no. A slightly longer response is that’s not the most important question to ask about the future of science.   A tool, not a solution DeepMind’s success in determining quite accurate 3D protein structures in a competition made headlines … Read More

Loops to tie a knot in proteins? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 30, 2010

Most proteins fold onto themselves without forming knots. A minority form a ’topologically entangled conformation’, a knot. Proteins are strings of amino acids, chained together one after the other. (Source: WIkimedia Commons.) The properties of proteins depends on their specific three-dimensional fold, how the chain of amino acids are arranged in … Read More