Chasing order beyond the visible realm: a new tool tidies up molecules at the nano level

Chasing order beyond the visible realm: a new tool tidies up molecules at the nano level


BMC-H: a protein from bacteria In a group, they form sheets Or hollow rods Scientists add artificial extensions to the proteins And group them in a sheet This can be a scaffold to attract other molecules Testing the concept with a fluorescent molecule The test molecule also forms sheets Yellow and green extensions attract each other Scientists now control when to ‘tidy up’ molecules in a cell Fluorescent molecules emit light under a microscope to show scaffold organization

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