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Zing Clasp Structures

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Scientific advance in biochemistry has revealed more evidence for design. Structural biochemists discovered a complex biomolecular clasping device at the subcellular level. In the presence of zinc the clasp is able to tether and fold three unstructured molecules into a highly designed shape that is able to perform a highly complex function. Such precise detail would be unexpected in an evolutionary paradigm, but expected if a divine Designer were at work.

Peter W. Kim, “A Zinc Clasp Structure Tethers Lck to T Cell Coreceptors CD4 and CD8,” Science, 301 (2003), pp. 1725-1728.


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Subjects: Biochemical Design

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