Progress on the protein folding problem

From: Jeff Davis (jdavis@socketscience.com)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 20:42:54 MST


Friends,

I found the following on EurekAlert at:

http://www.eurekalert.org/releases/hhmi-rmh021201.html

>Rosetta may hold key to predicting protein folding
>
> February 12, 2001ľA computational method developed by Howard Hughes
Medical Institute investigator
> David A. Baker and his colleagues has proven quite successful in
predicting the three-dimensional structure of a
> folded protein from its linear sequence of amino acids.

The article does not say what computational resources were applied to the
problem, but suffice it to say that it was not achieved with IBM's Blue Gene.

Perhaps the task is not so daunting as previously assumed.

                        Best, Jeff Davis

           "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                                        Ray Charles



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