Structure

Structure is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Wayne A. Hendrickson, Carl-Ivar Brändén and Alan R. Fersht in September 1993. It focuses on protein structure and related issues. The journal is published monthly by Cell Press. The current editors are Christopher D. Lima and Andrej Sali.

Publisher
Cell Press
Country
United States
History
1993–present
Website
http://www.cell.com/structure/home

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Medical research

Researchers describe building blocks of HIV's protective shell

The genome of the HIV-1 virus is protected by a conical-shaped protein shell called a capsid, which performs many functions crucial to viral infection—shielding the virus from the immune system, attaching to cell's transport ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How plague pathogens trick the immune system

Yersinia have spread fear and terror, especially in the past, but today the plague pathogens have still not been completely eradicated. The bacteria inject various enzymes, including the enzyme YopO, into the macrophages ...

Oncology & Cancer

Putting the brakes on tumor stealth

New research undertaken at Monash University has shed new light on how some cancers are able to escape our immune system.

Cardiology

New view of the heartbeat

The human cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel (Nav1.5) plays a critical role in maintaining regular heartbeats. Mutations in Nav1.5 cause life-threatening heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias).

Oncology & Cancer

Daffodils to fight against cancer

A study published in the scientific journal Structure (Cell Press) describes the anti-cancer effects of a natural alkaloid extracted from Daffodils. Led by Denis Lafontaine, affiliated with the Faculty of Sciences at the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Closing in on advanced prostate cancer

In most cases, prostate cancer is cured by surgery and/or radiotherapy. However, 20 percent of patients will need treatment to remove tumour cells but this treatment ceases to be effective after two or three years and the ...

Ophthalmology

Researchers report startling glaucoma protein discovery

A discovery in a protein associated with glaucoma was so unheard of that for over two years, researchers ran it through a gauntlet of lab tests and published a new research paper on it. The tests validated what they initially ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Computer simulations reveal every curve of the dengue viral envelope

The near-spherical outer structure of the dengue virus has been recreated in remarkable detail by a team of bioinformaticians in Singapore. The virtual model could show researchers how the virus fuses with and infects human ...

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