Protein Universe with AlphaFold

Dmitry Spodarets
Dmitry Spodarets

AlphaFold, an artificial intelligence system that predicts the three-dimensional structure of a protein based on its one-dimensional amino acid sequence, and the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database (AlphaFold DB) were released a year ago.

"AlphaFold is the only and important advance in life science that demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence. It used to take months or years to determine the 3D structure of a protein, now it takes seconds."

Today, incredible updates to the system have become available that include predicted structures for plants, bacteria, animals and other organisms, opening up many new opportunities for researchers to use AlphaFold to advance their work on important issues, including sustainability, food insecurity and neglected diseases.

Thus, the AlphaFold database has expanded from nearly 1 million structures to more than 200 million structures!