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A project by Stephen L. Talbott

The virtue of “disordered proteins” (2)

A continuing mechanistic bias is evident even in the negative terms, “disordered” and “unstructured”. The loose, shifting structure of a protein need be no more disordered than the graceful, swirling currents of a river or the movements of a ballet dancer. Given what these proteins harmoniously participate in (among other things: the movements of a ballet dancer) it would be strange to assume that their performance is anything less than graceful and artistic.

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