Monthly Archives: April 2014
After much thought, I decided to choose cannabinoid receptor-1 (CR1). I was inspired by a nature artist named Andy Goldsworthy, who I believe many of you may know. He created many nature pieces, often dealing with rocks, leaves, and branches. With … Continue reading
Being a psychology major, I am interesting in proteins that affect human thought and behavior. Some common “psychological molecules” that I hear about in my psychology course are cortisol, adrenaline, oxytocin, estrogen and testosterone. This morning I have been looking … Continue reading
I hope this works now..
Hello everyone! I have been looking through the protein data bank and I’m interested in a few, but I think Myosin is particularly interesting as it is critical for any movement that you make! It was the Molecule of the … Continue reading
Hello! Currently I’m looking at antifreeze proteins, also known as ice structuring proteins, which permit the survival of certain organisms, namely fish, plants, insects, and microorganisms, in subzero environments. I’m very interested in extremophiles and their abilities to survive in … Continue reading
I choose RecA. In MB 310, I learned about RecA and its role in DNA repair. It’s also listed as the molecule of the month (April 2014) on RCSB PDB.
Hello! I have a few ideas in mind…but I’m not certain which protein I should choose. There are two proteins that are actually in David Goodsell’s “Molecule of the Month”! One is prolactin (April 2004), a growth hormone present in … Continue reading
Hi All – After some research, the protein that I seem to be gravitating towards is Ricin. I find it interesting how lethal this protein is and think it would be fun to find a creative way to depict how … Continue reading
I’ve been really interested in the operation of the immune system for a while now, I was thinking about creating some sort of representation of one of the Major Histocompatability Complex (MHC) proteins on macrophages in the body.
Hey guys, I thought I’d do a protein in the form of a prion. Prions are something that I’ve always been curious about. Still narrowing down which one I want to do. Thoughts?
I’ve been thinking about what protein I want to represent, and I knew I wanted to do something that either repaired damage in the skin or was a major component in the skin. I want to go into dermatology one … Continue reading
Just testing 🙂
I’m glad to see the blog up and running again! Ever since biochem I have a fascination with 7TM receptor proteins. The rhodopsin protein is especially intriguing to me, so I am heavily leaning towards using it as my protein … Continue reading
Hi again, I couldn’t resist… here’s another beautiful 3D portrait by Rebbeca Kamen: I appreciate very much an artist who is inspired by science! On Monday, please remind me to tell you a beautiful story about Bonnie Hall (1931–2004) who … Continue reading
Hi students, I have alerted the experts to our problem and hope to get our technology problem figured out by Monday. And so, if over the weekend you happen to receive a request to join the blog, please, if you … Continue reading