Proteomics

Proteins in Motion

München, Germany — Proteins are the essential substrate of learning and memory. However, while memories can last a life-time, proteins are relatively short-lived molecules that need to be replenished...

Protein Dress of a Neuron

München, Germany — Where in a nerve cell is a certain receptor protein located? Without an answer to this question, it is difficult to draw firm conclusions about the function of this protein. Two...

Hidden States of the COVID-19 Spike Protein

Austin, TX — The virus wreaking havoc on our lives is an efficient infection machine. Comprised of only 29 proteins (compared to our 400,000), with a genome 1/200,000 the size of ours, SARS-CoV-2 is...

Duelling Proteins Give Shape to Plants

Philadelphia, PA — In an elegant choreography, plants take cues from their environment and channel them into flowers, roots, or branches. In a new paper in Nature Communications, biologist Doris Wagner...

Inhibiting Epileptic Activity in the Brain

Chicago, IL — Epileptic seizures often originate in small, localized areas of the brain where neurons abnormally fire in unison. These electrical impulses disrupt proper brain functioning and cause...

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