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Purdue Scientists Solve Cytochrome Membrane Protein Structure

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists from PurdueUniversity published a paper in yesterday's online edition of Science describing the crystallization of cytochrome, a membrane protein complex responsible for photosynthesis in blue-green bacteria, Purdue officials said.


According to the Purdue scientists and the National Institute of General Medical Science - who funded the study - the research is important for the entire field of proteomics because it could help fill in the gaps in protein databases that are left by membrane proteins, which traditionally present a major identification and crystallization challenge.


The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.