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Biochemists Engineer Oxygen-Carrying Protein from Scratch
Posted: March 25, 2009
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What could this mean for product formulators in the personal care industry? Perhaps a new design approach to consider for developing proteins used in antiaging and other product categories. According to the university report, the complexity of proteins and re-engineering of biochemical scaffolds often frustrates biochemists and protein engineers seeking to understand protein structure and function in order to reproduce or create new uses for these natural molecules to fight disease or for use in industry.
In addition to Dutton and Moser, co-first authors on this work included: J.L. Ross Anderson, PhD, a postdoc in the Dutton lab; Ronald L. Koder, PhD, a former postdoc in the Dutton lab, now with the Department of Physics at the City College of New York; Lee A. Solomon, a PhD student in the Dutton lab; and Konda S. Reddy, PhD. This work was funded by the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.