Researchers observe how unfolded proteins move in the cell

10 diciembre 2014

When a large protein unfolds in transit through a cell, it slows down and can get stuck in traffic. Using a specialized microscope — a sort of cellular traffic camera — chemists now can watch the way the unfolded protein diffuses. Studying the relationship between protein folding and transport could provide great insight into protein-misfolding diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s