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Emigdio Lopez Laburu
Joined: 25 Feb 06
David Baker, main investigator of R@H has posted a couple of days ago that Rosetta has, perhaps, discovered a design of proteins prediction that could neutralize the influenza virus. Amazing!
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Message 65709 - Posted 9 Apr 2010 4:55:34 UTC
Last modified: 11 Apr 2010 5:29:05 UTC
While the results are still preliminary, it appears that Rosetta@home has produced an extremely exciting result! As I described a few posts ago, many of you through rosetta@home contributed to the design of proteins predicted to bind very tightly to the influenza flu virus. We have now completed the first round of testing of the designed proteins, and one of them in the experiments conducted thus far clearly binds very tightly to the virus. Our data also indicate that the binding is at a site critical to the virus invasion of our cells, and so the protein may be able to neutralize the virus. I will keep you posted over the next couple of months as the picture becomes clearer--but for now--thank you all for making this possible!!
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Thanks for all MacOS X Users members for your contribution!!
Emigdio López de Laburu
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