Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×
Science

Submission + - Supercomputer sets protein-folding record (nature.com)

Nicros writes: A specially designed supercomputer named Anton has simulated changes in a protein's three-dimensional structure over a period of a millisecond — a time-scale more than a hundred-fold greater than the previous record. Proteins are strings of amino acids that fold into intricate structures, which largely determine a protein's function. Understanding how and why proteins take on specific shapes has long been a goal of structural biologists, but previous computer simulations were too short to fully model the process.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Supercomputer sets protein-folding record

Comments Filter:

Two wrights don't make a rong, they make an airplane. Or bicycles.

Working...