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‚??The entire protein universe‚??: AI predicts shape of nearly every known protein
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp (IP Logged)
Date: August 04, 2022 10:43AM

Finding out the 3D structure of almost all protein will be as easy as
googling. DeepMind, the Google-owned artificial intelligence (AI)
company based in London, created AlphaFold, the revolutionary AI network
that can predict the structures of over 200 million proteins of about 1
million species.

‚??Essentially, you can think of it covering the entire protein universe,‚?Ě
said DeepMind Chief Executive, Demis Hassabis. ‚??We're at the beginning
of a new era of digital biology,‚?Ě he added.

The 3D structure of proteins is vital because it defines their roles in
cells. Structural information is used in developing most drugs, and the
development of an accurate map of proteins' amino acid arrangement is
usually the initial step in finding out how proteins work. DeepMind
developed AlphaFold using an AI tool called deep learning.

‚??We're bracing ourselves for the release of this huge trove,‚?Ě says
Christine Orengo, a computational biologist at University College
London, who has used the AlphaFold database to identify new families of
proteins. ‚??Having all the data predicted for us is just fantastic.‚?Ě


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