New Y-protein in myocilin as artistic flower arrangement

New Y-protein in myocilin as artistic flower arrangement

The newly discovered Y-shape at the base of myocilin joins together four well-known protein shapes called olfactomedins, or propellers, in groups of four. Understanding myocilin is important to certain kinds of hereditary glaucoma. The artist of this depiction, Raquel Lieberman, is the principal investigator of the team that confirmed a Y-shaped structure, the first ever found that was encoded as such by a gene and not constructed out of protein component parts. Credit: Georgia Tech / Raquel Lieberman

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology
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Glaucoma, myocilin, protein structure, protein crystal, Raquel Lieberman, rare discovery
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 19, 2017 - 12:10pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017 - 1:30pm