Coming up with brand new drugs is all about pinpointing and exploiting a disease’s weakness. A big part of perfecting drug design will be learning to predict how proteins get their shapes because that has everything to do with how both diseases and drugs work.
The novel coronavirus sweeping the globe packs 27 proteins, each adopting a unique, often incredibly complex 3D structure. Each protein is part of the molecular toolkit that the virus uses to infect, replicate, and spread. Understanding the proteins' structures provides a blueprint for drug designs.WATCH NOW
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