The results of the research work conducted by SCTMS staff members in cooperation with the University of Pavia (Italy) and the University of Vienna (Austria) were published in Scientific Reports, one of the most prestigious scientific journals from the publishers of Nature.
The authoring team included Prof. Oliviero Carugo, Olga Blatova, Elena Medrish, Prof. Vladislav Blatov and Prof. Davide M. Proserpio. The authors discovered that molecules of protein at crystallization follow the same laws as common organic molecules and aim to take positions in similar way.
“This research paper is very significant for Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science, - SCTMS director Prof. Blatov comments, - we unveiled that topological analysis methods being developed in SCTMS and implemented in ToposPro software package are applicable to protein molecules. Thus, ToposPro methods can be applied for the analysis of chemical compounds of any nature – from metals to protein macromolecules”.