Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Subtle changes, big effects

(National Centre for Biological Sciences) According to the chaos theory in mathematics, a minute change such as the 'flap of a butterfly's wing' could cause huge changes elsewhere. This seems to hold true at much smaller scales too--for example, within a cell. Scientists from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, have now found how a minuscule atomic change in a protein molecule enables the bacterium to shut down its host's immune signaling system.