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Old June 26, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Default New Research Paper Published Using -bigadv Results

It's nice to see some results from all our hard work,

From FAH-Addict.net;

Folding@home's 73rd peer-reviewed research paper was published today, in the journal PLoS Computational Biology. This paper used results from the p2681 -bigadv project, and is titled "Atomic-Resolution Simulations Predict a Transition State for Vesicle Fusion Defined by Contact of a Few Lipid Tails". The paper contains research on the process of Vesicle fusion, which is involved in the infection of cells by viruses, the transmission of impulses between nerve cells and cellular secretion.


The summary of the paper is as follows:

Membrane fusion is a common underlying process critical to neurotransmitter release, cellular trafficking, and infection by many viruses. Proteins have been identified that catalyze fusion, and mutations to these proteins have yielded important information on how fusion occurs. However, the precise mechanism by which membrane fusion begins is the subject of active investigation. We have used atomic-resolution simulations to model the process of vesicle fusion and to identify a transition state for the formation of an initial fusion stalk. Doing so required substantial technical advances in combining high-performance simulation and distributed computing to analyze the transition state of a complex reaction in a large system. The transition state we identify in our simulations involves specific structural changes by a few lipid molecules. We also simulate fusion peptides from influenza hemagglutinin and show that they promote the same structural changes as are required for fusion in our model. We therefore hypothesize that these changes to individual lipid molecules may explain a portion of the catalytic activity of fusion proteins such as influenza hemagglutinin.
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Old June 26, 2010, 03:34 PM
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I love to see results like that, gives an indication of the progress being made.

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Old June 29, 2010, 04:54 PM
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hmm is there a summary of the summary? I'm still lost in the text =|
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