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Gianluca Veggiani and members of Mark Howarth's lab have developed a solid-phase approach to synthesise protein teams that may help cancer cell killing (Veggiani et al., 2016).

Joining proteins together into multi-functional assemblies could be useful for improved diagnostic and therapeutic tools. However, it is tricky to link protein units with precise orientation. Also, if reversible bridges are used between the protein units, the assemblies can soon re-arrange or fall apart.

Read more (Department of Biochemistry website)