Chemistry and Biochemistry

A Study by Dr. Barry Willardson and Co-Workers Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Posted: Dec 14, 2009

A study by Dr. Barry Willardson and graduate student Nathan Itoga was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal for their work with G proteins. PNAS is regarded as one of the top scientific journals in the world. The study describes the flexibility of G proteins when combined with certain binding partners. The findings will aid the development of drugs to counter diseases that disrupt G-protein signaling. Dr. Willardson was invited to participate in the study by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the Institute of Research in Biomedicine, located in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Willardson's study was published in the journal along with two other studies by BYU professors. Read the full article here.