Proctor Research Sept. 2019

Proctor Research Sept. 2019

 A model of the protein studied by Penn State researchers, copper-zinc superoxide dismutase, with the toxin, β-Methylamino-L-alanine, incorporated into its structure.

Penn State researchers studied how an environmental toxin may affect the structure of a protein and lead to a neurodegenerative disease. Above is a model of the protein, copper-zinc superoxide dismutase, with the toxin, β-Methylamino-L-alanine, incorporated into its structure. 

IMAGE: Elizabeth Proctor
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