protein engineering

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protein engineering

the deliberate design and production of PROTEINS with desired properties by direct chemical synthesis and modification, or by GENETIC ENGINEERING from SYNTHETIC GENES or modified DNA sequences. For example, PROTEASES have been engineered to be more effective when used in biological washing powders.
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However, by engineering proteins which cannot be modified by phosphate and adding them to human cells, the researchers found they could produce nerve cells that were significantly more mature, and therefore more useful as models for disease such as Alzheimer's.
Waheed Akhter, School of Biological Sciences, University of Punjab, presented the lecture on "Engineering Proteins for Application" focusing on the Recombinant DNA Technology and its uses to produce proteins and its improvement in term of activity, affinity, selectivity and stability.

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