Molecular recognition is an integral part of many biological reactions. This week’s image comes from a paper by Shoichi Tanimoto et al who use molecular dynamics and the 3D reference interaction site model (3D-RISM) method to examine the ion dependancy of carbohydrate binding in the carbohydrate-binding module family 36 (CBM36).
The results of the work will help to design highly efficient CBMs and even be able to control its selectivity for various polysaccharides.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Image from Shoichi Tanimoto et al 2016 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28 344005. © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
Categories: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter