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Intrinsically disordered proteins: A conversation with Rohit Pappu
Date:9/20/2012

cord. What was the consensus?

It was evident that the more you know the harder it is to draw the order/disorder demarcation. There is a continuum. In fact, many disordered regions do end up adopting structure; they just defer the adoption of structure to the appropriate context.

We wrote the Science perspective because we thought this was the opportune moment to make the point that there is probably evolutionary synergy between the structured domains and the disordered regions, and that synergy is what we really need to wrap our heads around if we are really going to get at how biology integrates signals to control processes and generate responses.

So at the end of the day what you end up with is molecular integrators and it appears that these disordered regions are the molecular integrators.


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