Tag Archives: mechanism

DNAJB6 – an early-stage scavenger of amyloidogenic peptides

A molecular chaperone has been discovered that binds to amyloidogenic peptides and delays onset of aggregation and neurodegeneration. Chaperone proteins, existing in the cells of all organisms, are helper proteins that serve to keep the proteins in

The behaviors of microplastics in the marine environment

Due to their inexpensive, lightweight and durable properties, plastics hold a highly prevalent place in contemporary society, with extensive commercial, industrial, medicinal and municipal applications. Most of plastics are used in single-use applications, or other short-lived products.

Insights into controlling the rates of proton transfer

The transfer of a proton (H+) between two sites (from an acid to a base) is a ubiquitous fundamental reaction which is involved in various key roles throughout chemistry and biology. Proton transfer reactions are invariably an

A versatile oxygenase family

Enzymes catalyze important biological processes throughout all kingdoms of life. One large and highly versatile enzyme family possesses a three-dimensional structure containing a double-stranded beta-helix (or jellyroll) protein fold that typically has a 2-histidine-1-carboxylate amino acid motif