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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