The Language of Proteins
The expression of genes involves processes for which the decoding of a language represents a metaphor. The final part of the process involves the acquisition of a three dimensional fold and to extend the metaphor the protein sequence is like a prose description of a three dimensional object. The rules for interpreting this language might not be the same for all protein families and, in this sense, the protein sequences might be regarded as automata.
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