Description

The Emergence of Protein Folds Modern proteins evolved from a small number of primordial folds, but it is not known how these molecules evolved into complex structures capable of supporting life on Earth. One could imagine that protein evolution proceeded through a series of discrete chemical steps in which random pools of sequences gave rise to relatively simple protein folds that were initially quite small (
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date6/10/149/30/15

Funding

  • NASA: Goddard Space Flight Center: $197,234.00

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Proteins
Earth (planet)
Molecules