Category Archives: Protein

The Protein Structure Series: Post – IV

Recap: Just to refresh for myself and all of you, what we have been looking at so far in the Protein Structure Series is understanding protein structures. While many text books already cover a lot of the basic stuff, these posts are especially structured for aspiring researchers who want to start working with protein structures… Read More »

The Protein Structure Series

Having not added content for a while I think its the right time to start putting together a series of articles centered around my area of expertise, namely Protein Structures. In this series of articles I will aim to cover some basic essentials about: Protein Structures. What are they? Why do we need structures? How… Read More »

Protein Structure: Basics of Protein Bioinformatics (Part 2)

The previous post focused a little on protein synthesis and briefly discussed protein sequences and some areas in which they are used. Another important area of protein bioinformatics is protein structure. This post introduces the basis of protein structure. Protein Structure: Once the synthesis of polypeptide chains (proteins) at the ribosome is complete, the polypeptide… Read More »

Basics of Protein Bioinformatics (Part 1)

Introduction: Proteins are biomolecules that carry out all the functions necessary to support life. They are synthesised using the information contained within the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). DNA comprises of four nucleotides cytosine [C], guanine [G], adenine [A] or thymine [T]. These four bases are repeated along the length of the DNA. Portion of these repeats… Read More »