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Protein linguistics - a grammar for modular protein assembly?
Gimona, M;
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2006; 7(1): 68-73.
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Gimona Mario

Abstract

The correspondence between biology and linguistics at the level of sequence and lexical inventories, and of structure and syntax, has fuelled attempts to describe genome structure by the rules of formal linguistics. But how can we define protein linguistic rules? And how could compositional semantics improve our understanding of protein organization and functional plasticity?


Useful keywords (using NLM MeSH Indexing)

Linguistics*

Protein Folding

Protein Structure, Tertiary

Proteins/chemistry*

Proteins/physiology*