Monthly Archives: May 2011

Yay! Final Display :)

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Final Sculpture

Finally finished. ūüôā

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CONNIE!

Hi Connie, when are you going to set up tomorrow so I know when to bring the easel?  I have a meeting at 9.  But 10 and after I should be good to go.

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Ribosome Blurb

Sorry, I totally forgot about making this blurb until today. Author: Elvis Nguyen Blurb: Where would we be without ribosomes? Ribosomes are biological structures in the cells consisting of 2 subunits and made up of lots of RNA and dozens … Continue reading

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Integrase Label (Ah! Sorry I’m late!)

Protein: Integrase Protein Data Bank ID #: 1K6Y. Artist: Erica Puopolo The HIV/AIDS pandemic has had a large impact on our world in the past thirty years, it is estimated that there are upwards of 35 million people living with … Continue reading

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Feet

It has feet!

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Really great posts

Rather than comment on each separate label, here’s a hip hip hooray for all of you who have posted your label so far! ¬†Very very nice!

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Sculpture Caption Card

Newcastle Disease Virus F-Protein in the Post-Fusion Conformation PDB ID#: 3MAW Exotic Newcastle virus (ENV) is a lethal and contagious antisense ssRNA viral disease of all birds, and an international threat to the agricultural poultry industry. Since this virus is … Continue reading

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Blurb (in Villanelle form!)

Protein: p53 Tumor Suppressor PDB ID: 1TUP Artist: Connie Shen Protections a special protein provide, Protein Fifty-Three is cancer’s bane. A guardian angel with her wings spread wide. On your DNA, p53 sits astride, And monitors your DNA for damages’ … Continue reading

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Label

Protein: Prion and prion protein PDB ID#: 1dwy and 1tpx Is Betsy feeling a bit mooooody?¬† Perhaps she’s come down with a case of mad cow disease!¬† Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, mad cow disease is a fatal neurodegenerative … Continue reading

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In need of ideas

Hi everybody, I’m finishing up my protein model, and need an idea for hanging it.¬† I’ve heard coat hanger, diorama box…has anyone else had a similar issue and solved it? Thanks!

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Label

Protein: Immunoglobulin Gamma (IgG) PDB ID: 1IGT Artist: Anna Vigeland The caduceus, depicting two serpents intertwined around a winged staff, has become familiar as¬†a symbol of medicine and the doctors who practice it.¬† In our bodies, the agents that bring … Continue reading

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Label

Protein: Ranasmurfin Protein Data Bank ID #: 2VH3 Artist: Paulina Nguyen Ribbet Ribbet Ribbet‚Ķthe distant sound of frogs completely at home in their rainforest we hear all the time. However, such a setting could also be home to the tiny … Continue reading

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Blurb- Now with 30% more limerick!

Enzyme: őĪ-amylase (alpha amylase) Artist: Alexander Carsh These enzymes, whose special domains Consist of potatoes and grains, Start breaking down starch Into component parts, To fuel people’s bodies and brains.

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Blurb

Protein: Spider Capture Silk PDB ID: 3LRD Artist: Kayla Bell Picture a web spun between two leaves.¬† It was made with spider capture silk, a thin, flexible protein capable of remaining strong even under intense temperature, pressure, movement, and weight.¬† … Continue reading

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Label. Too Long?

Protein: One-Humped Camel Derived GFP-Nanobody Protein Data Bank ID #: 3G9A Artist: Casey Kernan Who knew that camels, dromedaries and llamas held the key (a very small one) to unlocking a number of scientific mysteries and medical advancements? In 1993, … Continue reading

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And we have smurfs…

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Structure complete!

I just finished molding all the pipe cleaners into the shape of amylase. All it needs now is a few more fishing-line bonds and some decorations, and it should be ready for showtime. Provided it doesn’t tangle up again. Hopefully, … Continue reading

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Example project label

Here’s an example label for a Protein Portrait of hemoglobin, a molecule that definitely is on my all-time favorites list. Protein: ¬†Hemoglobin Artist: ¬†Phil McFadden Take a breath… where did it go? ¬†Hemoglobin, the vividly red oxygen-carrying protein of our … Continue reading

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At thesis fair

Hi guys, I’m sure you are all aware that the thesis fair is today from 11:30 to 1:30.¬† Since we need to set up around 11, I won’t be coming to class ūüôĀ¬† Wish me luck!¬† Nicole C

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IgM

Hello, I’m not going to be in class on Wednesday since I will be presenting my research poster at the thesis fair.¬† Sorry to miss out on the presentations! I haven’t been able to find a complete Immunoglobulin Gamma structure … Continue reading

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Spread the word!

Mark your calendar ‚Äď BB399H Protein Portraits Art Competition Students enrolled in BB399H will display their Protein Portraits artwork from Tuesday through Friday of Week 10 in SLUG 2, STAG 032 (May 31 – June 3). Please come see these … Continue reading

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Progress report…..

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Not feeling too good…

Hi all, My cold has gotten pretty bad, so I think it might be better for me to stay home for the morning. I’m sorry for missing out on people’s presentations, I’ll be excited to see more about them towards … Continue reading

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Pictures!

Hi Everyone! So I’ve made a good start on the project finally…I found this cool ribbon that has wire in the edges, and curled it with the end of my hairbrush to make alpha helices. This picture only shows half … Continue reading

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Hi Everyone, I wasn’t in class today because of an important appointment I had made earlier that I couldn’t reschedule…and I realized that that means I missed Linus Pauling ūüôĀ See you all next week.

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Sculpture Update

Protein: 3MAW Structure of the Newcastle disease virus F protein in the post-fusion conformation. Alright, well my Firefox crashed once while doing this. We’ll see if it handles the Flash Uploader this time. I took some time between studying this … Continue reading

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Protein Database Number (and media gripes)

It just occurred to me that I haven’t posted my database number. ¬†It’s 1TUP (I’m fairly positive). Haha, how professional does the end result have to be? ¬†Because currently, I’m sure a third grader can watercolor better than me. ¬†And … Continue reading

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Setting the stage for the GFP nanobody!

Placed the black light in the computer screen – need to figure out how to hide it better, not sure how i am going to hang my nanobody from the roof of the hallow screen either. ¬†I may spray paint … Continue reading

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DNA Strands

I worked on my project a bit this weekend and I don’t want to give it away too much. But here are the DNA strands that will be going in my globe, i really can’t tell you what they’re made … Continue reading

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