Washington. Researchers have developed an artificial protein, which can control the functioning of genes and molecules in living cells. Researchers say that it can also change the behavior of highly complex chemicals and biological systems.
In the study published in the journal Science, scientists have reported that with the help of new proteins, the activity of the genes of T cells of the human immune system (immune system) can be controlled. This may also improve the safety and stability of cell-based therapies in the future.
The new protein is like logic gates
Researchers at Washington University in the US said the new protein is similar to logic gates that implement Boolean functions. It produces a single binary output. He said that the new protein is made from logic gates biological parts.
David Bakare, the co-author of this study from the University of Washington, said, ‘Bioengineers have built logic gates before DNA, RNA and modified natural proteins, but they are not very effective. He said that the proteins we designed are versatile and can also be used in biomedical applications. ‘