Researchers were able to uncover the speed by which the signaling nitrogen regulatory protein transitions into different shapes, as well as provided clues on the protein's atomistic direction, through the help of a computational technique and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The study "underscores the need to develop an iterative approach between computation and experimentation" in the field of protein physics, which could pave the way for improved protein designs for engineering, pharmaceuticals and other applications, a researcher said.

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