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Dr. Klaus Schulten and team discover one of life's strongest bonds with the help of supercomputers.

The research discovery could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants.

The bond holds together the proteins Dockerin and Cohesin in a way similar to the Chinese Finger Trap puzzle, tightening under stress.

XSEDE-allocated resources Stampede, Maverick of TACC, and Blue Waters of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enabled simulation and analysis of XMod-Doc:Coh complex.


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