'Bucky-ball' binding protein featured on PDB Molecule of the Month!

Buckyball illustration

Another DGL de novo protein has been featured as a PDB 101: Molecule of the Month! The PDB 101 special feature of 'Proteins and Nanoparticles,' highlighted the designed protein which binds and facilitates ordering of fullerene and also self-assembles into ordered arrays on carbon nanotubes, which was a result of work done in the DeGrado lab and later in collaboration with the groups of DGL alumni Gevorg Grigoryan and Yong-Ho Kim



Check out the page via a Link to PDB webpage HERE!

PDB entry for the fullerene organizing protein : HERE!

Citations to the original publications characterizing the designed protein:

Grigoryan G, Kim YH, Acharya R, Axelrod K, Jain RM, Willis L, Drndic M, Kikkawa JM, DeGrado WF. Computational design of virus-like protein assemblies on carbon nanotube surfaces. Science. 2011 May 27; 332(6033):1071-6.

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Kim KH, Ko DK, Kim YT, Kim NH, Paul J, Zhang SQ, Murray CB, Acharya R, DeGrado WF, Kim YH, Grigoryan G. Protein-directed self-assembly of a fullerene crystal. Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 26;7:11429
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