NEW PAPER IN THE JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Congratulation to group alumnus Dr. Max Xu and Dr. Chunli Yan and who published a new paper in the Journal of Molecular Biology that unravels the common origins of DNA clamp proteins’ subunit interface stability with implications for the function of these proteins in DNA replication. Perumal, S.K.; Xu, X.; Yan, C.; Ivanov, I. & Benkovic, S.J. Recognition of a […]

Ancient protein flexibility can drive ‘new’ functions

Scientists reveal how evolutionary fine-tuning has obscured the origin of the glucocorticoid receptor’s ability to adopt different shapes. It highlights how proteins that evolve ‘new’ functions may have had those capacities — in some cases, for millions of years — because of their flexibility. Source: Ancient protein flexibility can drive ‘new’ functions