An international group of researchers, including Jožef Stefan (JSI) researchers, produced an empty protein macromolecule, similar to football that looks promising to use in a pharmacy for the transfer of active ingredients. to target cells in cells, the IJS reported. The survey results were published today by the prestigious Nature magazine.
The researchers led it Jonathan Heddle from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, they produced a macromolecule protein, which contained 24 protein equations, and made a very continuous structure with gold atoms rather than thread.
Because similar protein molecules with a hollow structure in organisms control important life functions, the new discovery is interesting as it promises to use the pharmacy to transfer the active ingredients to the t target sites in the cells. A pant structure envelope can protect and transfer selected molecules within living beings, they wrote in the JSI.
In addition, according to the IJS, the protein molecule is also very interesting in geometric, as the correct polyhedra cannot be composed of the eighteen, and nature is self-regulating. This protein molecule, and with a lack of deformation, forms a football structure prohibited; similar to thirty-four.
Researchers from Poland, Japan, the United Kingdom and Canada, along with Jozef Stefan Institute researchers have shown that protein cages can be made of such, they have opened a new direction for the creation of synthetic proteins.
The IJS took part in the group Mitja Kelemen, Primož Vavpetič inside Primož Pelicon, held at IJS ion accelerator in Podgorica, near Ljubljana.
The discovery was presented today by Nature magazine, which is also a sign of important recognition for researchers, written by them in the IJS.