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« on: September 20, 2011, 08:21:46 PM »

A new online game, Foldit, allows players to map proteins, and it isn't just fun- it may be useful in AIDS research.

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Proteins are extremely complex organic compounds that everything is made of, and an enzyme is a particular type of protein.

The enzyme the gamers were presented with is called M-PMV retroviral protease - an enzyme that plays a key role in the development of a virus similar to HIV.
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