Chaperones just prepare proteins for folding on their own

The proteins in our cells are produced as long chains of amino acids that must fold precisely into their final shape. The key players in this folding process are the so-called molecular chaperones; protein helpers that make sure this process is successful. Researchers from Utrecht University, in close collaboration with colleagues from Heidelberg University, have … Read moreChaperones just prepare proteins for folding on their own

Clumping proteins disable anti-cancer- network

Insight in derailing cancer cell offers new clues for cancer treatment Scientists at UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University have discovered that genetic changes in the DNA of cancer cells can lead to the formation of small protein aggregates. These aggregates subsequently disable a whole network of tumour-suppressing proteins, thereby causing cancer growth. This new insight … Read moreClumping proteins disable anti-cancer- network

Bachelor’s and Master’s students publish biochemical research article

Master’s student Dominique Hagemans and Bachelor’s student Ianthe van Belzen are first and second authors of a publication in Frontiers that has been viewed more than 190 times in 3 weeks. Together, they have developed a script that can be used in computer simulations to highlight atoms in large proteins in different colours depending on … Read moreBachelor’s and Master’s students publish biochemical research article