Folding biomolecule model shows how form dictates function

(Springer) Proteins are fundamental macromolecules for life, with a diversity of functions. To perform these functions, what matters is the layout of these proteins’ secondary branches. In a new study published in EPJ D, Jorge González from the University of the Basque Country, in Leioa, Spain and colleagues have developed a theoretical method to calculate the most stable disposition that biomolecules try to adopt when they are together, or in close contact in cases where the bonding is weak.