Author Archives: Erin
Hey Guys! The tables are now set up for our show in SLUG 2. There are three tables on the right hand side of the room as soon as you walk in. Feel free to put up your protein whenever. … Continue reading
Professional Judging Guidelines: 1. Scientific Insight 2. Artistic Merit “Between Ourselves” Judging Categories: 1. Most creative materials 2. Most effort and/or most complex 3. Most desperate-looking molecule
Interferon – Gamma Properties: IFN – gamma is a 4 subunit glycoprotein that functions in the immune system as a cytokine, or signaling molecule. It weighs about 64 kDa and is in the “all alpha” domain. One of its functions … Continue reading
This is the interferon gamma protein. It plays a large role in the immune system because infected/stressed cells send it out as a cytokine “help me” signal. Last summer I measured the levels of this protein in mice with multiple … Continue reading
This is my artistic 3D rendition of the calcium pump (a membrane protein). I chose this orientation because I loved the way it enhances the beauty of the bottom alpha helices!
Hi guys! I’m having trouble finding how to view the protein rotationally (as phil did in class). Can anyone clue me in on how to do this through the molecule of the month website? Thanks and see ya in class … Continue reading
I looked at carbonic anhydrases (soluble) and multidrug resistance transporters (membrane) – very cool! We studied alot about carbonic anhydrases in bb45X series mainly because of how fast/efficient its enzymatic activity is at making carbonic acid. MDR transporters are found … Continue reading