Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Biochemists build largest synthetic molecular 'cage' ever

Biochemists have created the largest protein ever that self-assembles into a molecular cage. Their designed protein, which does not exist in nature, is hundreds of times smaller than a human cell. The research could lead to 'synthetic vaccines' that protect people from the flu, HIV and perhaps other diseases. It could also lead to new methods of delivering pharmaceuticals inside of cells and the creation of new nano-scale materials.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1qXRP2C

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