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Bone Protein Design

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Biochemists made a new molecular design discovery when they mapped for the first time the three-dimensional crystal structure of osteocalcin, the most abundant noncollagenous protein in bone. Their map revealed unique structures in the protein that permit it to recognize, recruit, and bind a key mineral component of bone, namely hydroxyapatite. Thus, osteocalcin joins a growing host of proteins whose 3-D maps reveal design matching the best efforts seen in humanly manufactured machines. Such elegant design is highly improbable in an evolutionary paradigm.

Quyen Q. Hoang, et al, “Bone Recognition Mechanism of Porcine Osteocalcin from Crystal Structure,” Nature, 425 (2003), pp. 977-980.


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Dr. Fazale Rana

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana