Secrets of the “dark proteome” uncovered

Scientists have long speculated about the “dark proteome”, the areas of proteins whose structure is completely unknown. Now, a study led by Dr Seán O’Donoghue, of CSIRO and Garvan, has mapped the boundaries of these dark regions.
Secrets of the “dark proteome” uncovered
19 November 2015

Scientists have long speculated about the “dark proteome”, the areas of proteins whose structure is completely unknown. Now, a study led by Dr Seán O’Donoghue, of CSIRO and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, has mapped the boundaries of these dark regions, bringing us one step closer to discovering the complete structure and function of all proteins.

The full story is available on the CSIRO website.

The study is available here. 

The Dark Proteome won the Art & Science Award at the International Society for Computational Biology's Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference in July 2016.

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