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ERIC Number: EJ826715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Introduction to Protein Structure through Genetic Diseases
Schneider, Tanya L.; Linton, Brian R.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n5 p662-665 May 2008
An illuminating way to learn about protein function is to explore high-resolution protein structures. Analysis of the proteins involved in genetic diseases has been used to introduce students to protein structure and the role that individual mutations can play in the onset of disease. Known mutations can be correlated to changes in protein activity, structure, or processing. Students gain the skills to manipulate high-resolution protein structures and an understanding of how structural changes can lead to disease. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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