maybe a stupid question, but why does one fold? :S
what benifits does it have and what do you gain in doing so?
I fold for my friends and family who are affected by Cancer, Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
I fold for hope.
Why is it important to understand how proteins fold?
When proteins do not fold correctly, also known as misfolding, there can be serious health consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many cancers.
If we better understand protein misfolding we can design drugs and therapies to combat these illnesses.
For more information see the [email protected] FAQ on diseases.
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