The effects of a stomach flu can range from pesky to deadly. Researchers recently used an AI program to predict the structure of a common rotavirus and collaborated with a Biosciences researcher working at the Advanced Light Source to validate their novel finding.
Researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute conducted the first systematic study of Holliday junctions—the nexus of two segments of double-stranded DNA—using crystallography techniques performed at the Advanced Light Source, the Argonne Photon Source, and the National Synchrotron Light Source II.
After decades of failed attempts, scientists have solved the structure of a protein domain at the center of several major diseases using Berkeley Center for Structural Biology’s beamline 5.0.2.
A recent study published in Nature Plants used a combination of genetic mutation and X-ray crystallography, conducted at the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology, to reveal structural details of a key enzyme involved in plant signaling.
The biopolymer has far-reaching potential from medical therapeutics to replacing synthetic plastics. Armed with a deep understanding of how the enzymes makes acholetin, scientists now have a target for preventing bacterial contamination and the means to produce acholetin for a variety of purposes.