Tag Archives: Protein

Some New Concerns About Protein

In a mature adult eating protein without exercising will not add to muscle mass. This has been proven. Now there are new concerns about protein.   A large observational study showed that a high intake of protein from meat including processed meat and poultry is associated with an increased risk of dying prematurely of cardiovascular… Read More »

Supercomputers help supercharge protein assembly

Using proteins derived from jellyfish, scientists assembled a complex sixteen protein structure composed of two stacked octamers by supercharging alone. This research could be applied to useful technologies such as pharmaceutical targeting, artificial energy harvesting, ‘smart’ sensing and building materials, and more. Computational modeling through XSEDE allocations on Stampede2 (TACC) and Comet (SDSC) refined measurements… Read More »

The 3D shape of a protein involved in regulating blood pressure has been determined

A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has solved the 3D structure of a protein involved in the regulation of blood pressure, an advance that will facilitate the discovery of new antihypertensive drugs. Blood pressure levels are tightly regulated by many enzymes in the body, including two proteins known as SPAK and OSR1. Various… Read More »