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Are there differences in structural and mechanical properties of R15, R16 and R17 spectrin domains?

Spectrin is a cytoskeletal protein that plays an important role in maintenance of plasma membrane integrity and cytoskeletal structure. It determines the strength, mechanical stability and capacity for deformation of cells. Spectrin forms a reverse parallel heterodimer

Parkinson’s alpha-synuclein assembles in the disease prone stable dimers

The self – assembly of proteins into amyloid – type aggregates is a widespread phenomenon associated with many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease (PD). According to the current model for PD, the aggregation of alpha-Synuclein (α-Syn) and

Medieval chainmail motif stabilizes DNA nanostructures

The field of nanotechnology refers to all objects in the size range between 1 and 100 nanometers, which correspond to one billionth of a meter. This dimension is hard to imagine and it can be defined as