A peculiar intellec deciphered the structure of almost all known to science proteins
The British company DeepMind Technologies Limited has deciphered the structure of over 200 million proteins, which are not known to science.
As reported by Ukrinform, this was reported by The New York Times.
DeepMind now hopes to accelerate research on more intangible organisms and start a new field called metaproteomics (identification of proteins).
"Now scientists can investigate this entire database and look for patterns - correlations between species and evolutionary patterns that may not have been obvious before," said DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis.
It is thought that proteins initially look like lancets of chemical spores, and then burn into trivimirnymi forms, which determine how these molecules link to other molecules.
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If scientists are able to accurately identify the structure of a certain protein, they will be able to decipher how it works.
This knowledge is often an important part of fighting various diseases. For example, bacteria resist antibiotics by producing certain proteins. If scientists can understand how these proteins work, they will be able to resist resistance to antibiotics.
Previously, determination of the structure of the protein required large-scale experiments with the use of X-ray exchanges, microscopes and other instruments that are on the table in the laboratory.
As reported by UkrInform, at the beginning of this year the British company DeepMind Technologies Limited announced the creation of a system based on the AlphaCode piecemeal computer.