In moments of boredom or concern, seeing how beautiful the structures of nature are can reassure and inspire! I went back to my favourite molecules and selected some protein structures to bring some dynamism and creativity in our SHOP. Have a look at the NEW items with this protein!
This crystal structure belongs to the SOLUTION STRUCTURE OF CA2+-BOUND STATE OF CANINE MILK LYSOZYME that is clearly a compact ball-like protein.
Lysozyme is a small protein that attacks bacteria and breaks down one of their crucial structures, the membrane that holds them together. In particular, it cleaves the β-1,4-glycosidic bond between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine of peptidoglycan. Made of sugars and crosslinked peptides, peptidoglycan gives structure and confers structural integrity to to know more. It degrades (hydrolyses) peptidoglycan, the building block of bacterial cell-wall. Being able to attack one of the components present in all bacteria, it is a powerful weapon not only in medicine but also for biotech applications. (read more at Medium)