scaffold protein


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A multivalent protein that coordinates the location of enzymes in close proximity to specific substrates. Scaffold proteins are structurally and functionally linked to macromolecule assembly, and follow ordered pathways, accomplished by switching proteins through discrete conformations as they’re incorporated into a growing molecular complex

scaffold protein

(skaf′ōld″)
A protein that links other proteins so they can jointly perform some biochemical function.
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Furthermore, high-titer platform technologies for new antibody mimetic formats such as scaffold proteins and antibody fragments are available for the manufacture of customer products.
As the malaria parasite can only reproduce in its 'banana form', if we can target these scaffold proteins in a vaccine or drug, we may be able to stop it reproducing and prevent malaria transmission entirely," he added.