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Protein folding is the physical process by which a protein chain acquires its native 3-dimensional structure, a conformation that is usually biologically functional, in an expeditious and reproducible manner. It is the physical process by which a polypeptide folds into its characteristic and functional three-dimensional structure from random coil.
Each protein exists as an unfolded polypeptide or random coil when translated from a sequence of mRNA to a linear chain of amino acids. This polypeptide lacks any stable (long-lasting) three-dimensional structure (the left hand side of the first figure). As the polypeptide chain is being synthesized by a ribosome, the linear chain begins to fold into its three-dimensional structure. Folding begins to occur even during translation of the polypeptide chain. Amino acids interact with each other to produce a well-defined three-dimensional structure, the folded protein (the right hand side of the figure), known as the native state. The resulting three-dimensional structure is determined by the amino acid sequence or primary structure (Anfinsen's dogma).The correct three-dimensional structure is essential to function, although some parts of functional proteins may remain unfolded, so that protein dynamics is important. Failure to fold into native structure generally produces inactive proteins, but in some instances misfolded proteins have modified or toxic functionality. Several neurodegenerative and other diseases are believed to result from the accumulation of amyloid fibrils formed by misfolded proteins. Many allergies are caused by incorrect folding of some proteins, because the immune system does not produce antibodies for certain protein structures.Denaturation of proteins is a process of transition from the folded to the unfolded state. It happens in cooking, in burns, in proteinopathies, and in other contexts.
The duration of the folding process varies dramatically depending on the protein of interest. When studied outside the cell, the slowest folding proteins require many minutes or hours to fold primarily due to proline isomerization, and must pass through a number of intermediate states, like checkpoints, before the process is complete. On the other hand, very small single-domain proteins with lengths of up to a hundred amino acids typically fold in a single step. Time scales of milliseconds are the norm and the very fastest known protein folding reactions are complete within a few microseconds.
PSA AK-104 with a 12.5 barrel and folding triangle brace. Has the PSA ALG AKT enhanced trigger. Comes with (9) 30 round PMAGS and (1) PSA 30 round magazine. 150 rounds through it. I’m the original owner. Making room in the safe so it’s up for grabs. I’d like to get 800 for it. No trades. Meet at...
In like new condition. Recently removed from my factory SP5K after the SBR paperwork came through. This is the brace only. Does not include the B&T or HK Parts Folding Stock Adapter for the MP5/SP5/SP5k and UMP, which you’ll need. Links to some MP5/SP5 adapters are below.
I have a brand new set of AUTHENTIC Troy Front & Rear FDE Folding Battle Sights that have been collecting dust in my parts bin. There are hands-down my favorite backup iron sights, and I'm running them on several of my rifles. I just have more sets than I need!
If you've never used Troy's...
Very good condition Remington 870 / 870 Police Magnum factory top folding stock. These are rare and haven't been manufactured in 20 or 30 years. This is a very compact setup and the stock lockup is tighter than any aftermarket folding options. The buttpad was modified by a machine shop to be...
@@@ My price is firm, meet in Bellevue or add $8 for shipping. No Trade! @@@
Nice condition Sig Romeo 5, shake awake, subtle camo painted. Comes with high and low mounts, tool, upgraded stainless screws and cleaning cloths. $90
LaRue Tactical Aimpoint...
Please not this sale is only for the barrel and front sight. The receiver assembly and bolt carrier group and side sling, handguards and delta ring assembly available at extra cost.
ARMS #41 SILHOUETTE™ Front Folding Sight Taper Pinned by TNTE to a Stag ARMS chrome lined 1/9 Twist Barrel. The...
Lowest price ever by a long shot per the price history. I personally prefer the electronic kind but these are a good backup.
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Looking specifically for the Micro sights as I'm trying to witness through a skeletonized Scalarworks mount. These specific micro sights are the only ones I've researched that are short enough to potentially pull that off. ONLY looking to meet in person because I will not purchase IF the sights...
Palmetto State Armory
Low round count (<60 rounds). No mags included.
$650 shipped. Out of state sale only. Buyer’s responsibility to make sure they are in compliance with their state/local laws.