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The work is the first structural description of a carotenoid binding protein called C-terminal domain-like carotenoid protein.
Kellie Walters and Bryan Ferlez were both recognized as scientists who exemplify the research excellence, ideas, dedication, and vision of former PRL director, Anton Lang.By By Igor Houwat
Cheryl Kerfeld was recently interviewed by the journal BioTechniques. In the video, she discusses bacterial microcompartments and her work on the Proteo Cell Project, an effort to create the first cell without any lipids present.By By Cheryl Kerfeld, BioTechniques Journal
The Kerfeld lab has engineered a bacterial shell protein to incorporate copper for electron transfer activity. Harnessing natural biological processes to synthesize new materials is key for developing future functional bioreactors and biomaterials.
The honor, bestowed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, recognizes members for extraordinary achievements in advancing science.By By Aliyah Kovner (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and Igor Houwat
Cheryl Kerfeld will lead a team of five research groups in a $3.4 million NSF Understanding the Rules of Life grant to engineer a synthetic cell. The aim is to tackle two key science and engineering research areas: building a synthetic cell and epigenetics.By By Sarah Zwickle, writer, NatSci Communications
The new gene family helps control carbon dioxide fixation, which is the first step towards making high-energy molecules that feed the planet's organisms.By By Igor Houwat, Sigal Lechno-Yossef
'Hoarding' resources in the same location encourages more efficient chemical reactions. Someday, we could use this system to enhance the production of rubber, biofuels, and other commodities.By By Igor Houwat, Bryan Ferlez
The genetically engineered shell is based on natural structures and the principles of protein evolution. Scientists see such structures as a source of new industrial or medical technologies.By By Igor Houwat, Bryan Ferlez, Sean McGuire; Banner image of synthetic shell by Markus Sutter
The HCP2 protein is an ancestor of proteins that are known to protect against damage caused by excess light exposure. The study is the first of its kind to structurally and biophysically analyze a protein from the recently discovered HCP family.By By Igor Houwat, Maria Agustina Dominguez-Martin
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MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientists have published a new study that furthers our understanding of how plants make membranes in chloroplasts, the photosynthesis powerhouse
A new AI system, called DeepLearnMOR, can identify organelles and classify hundreds of microscopy images in a matter of seconds and with an accuracy rate of over 97%. The study illustrates the potential of AI to significantly increase the scope, speed, and accuracy of screening tools in plant biology.
The study reports that the activity levels of the carbon metabolism protein, G6PDH, are related to decreased production of pollen in bean flowers. As global temperatures rise, some bean crops, including Michigan-grown varieties, might be more sensitive to higher heat levels.