1 × 10^3 Words: Ubiquitin

by Gabrielle DeMarco on March 17, 2010

Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core in the Center for  Biotechnology and Insterdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Scott McCallum used the massive research machines to develop this three-dimensional image of the protein ubiquitin. His research, most recently published in the Journal of Molecular Biology earlier this month, investigates how the motions and compenents of proteins like ubiquitin are involved in the spread of cancer in the cells of the body.