Newly "Born" Protein Able to Fold into a 3D Shape

Six protein structures with red ribbons and blue beta sheets, Matt Cordes
Mari N. Jensen, UArizona

Scientists once thought that newly evolved proteins were works-in-progress that could not fold into complex shapes. Contrary to that, a new study led by Dr. Matthew Cordes, associate professor of chemistry & biochemistry, and Dr. Joanna Masel, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shows that a newly "born" yeast protein is able to fold into a 3D structure.