Monthly Archives: April 2010
I have added a link to “May_k” on our side-bar of protein artists —> Below is the p53 tumor promoter (2OCJ) in a dancing mood!
Hey guys, I found this on the internet and thought it was sorta cool. http://may-k.livejournal.com/
Hey guys, so I was browsing around a craft store the other week and I found a plain wooden box. What I am thinking about for my protein portrait is to decorate the box to look old and dirty, somewhat … Continue reading
I was wondering how the clathrin triskelions all fit together to form the cage, and this neat video cleared it up for me: Clathrin Cage Formation Also, this cracked me up: Clathrin Performance Art!
ATP Synthase – by Min’s definition, a gigantic protein. (Actually, probably by anyone’s standard.) It puts the might in mightochondria – or would, if mitochondria was spelled that way. A very cool, multi-functional protein that can generate membrane potential one … Continue reading
I was thinking of making it out of salmon bones
The folding of the alpha helices was aesthetically appealing when I first saw it. So… I’m not a hundred percent sure I am really happy with this protein but I thought it’s function is pretty sweet. The protein deals with … Continue reading
Ovalbumin seems like it would be a challenge to put together, but it looks like it would also be a lot of fun. The challenge now is to master pretzel and pastry making before I actually start putting my project … Continue reading
As I have noted in class earlier, I wanted to do something microbiology related mainly because I took MB 230H last term. After flipping through some pages from my textbook, a familiar section caught my attention in the virus chapter: … Continue reading
Well, I mentioned that I wanted to choose a protein with some connection to music. After doing a bit of browsing around on Google Scholar, I came across the structural protein harmonin. This protein helps to maintain the structure of … Continue reading
I was sitting there this morning wondering what protein to do. I don’t know very many proteins and after researching the ones I did know…..I found out they were HUGE! However, I did find ubiquitin. All I knew is that … Continue reading
This is the protein that I am thinking of modeling thus far. It’s pretty and varies beta, alpha, beta, alpha, etc. I’m not entirely sure what it is used for except that it is a DEAD-box protein. I’ll probably try … Continue reading
Hey guys, So if you are still searching for a protein and want to look in each of the CATH or SCOP domains, you can do it from the Protein Data Bank instead of waiting for their individual sites to … Continue reading
Edgar Degas and Gustav Klimt really knew fashion hats…
Here are some pretty pictures of clathrin for you all! I’m thinking it would be epic to model a partially formed clathrin coated vesicle by creating a retro-styled hat out of clathrin triskelions. Very high fashion, don’t you think?
I just got this email from the art dept. and thought this sounded pretty cool! I can’t go, but I thought others might be interested. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jane Nisselson will give a presentation on Filming a Visual History of the Molecule … Continue reading
Callia made a good suggestion. Check out the spirals she found. On Wednesday, we’ll practice making left-handed and right-handed spirals since you’ll need that skill to build alpha helices with the proper handedness.
So I’m finally getting around to posting. Here’s a pretty interesting example of a crossover between science and art… and alcohol. http://bioalloy.org/o/projects/microbe.html
Hi y’all, I found these pretty pictures. I wonder if proteins have these kind of spirals… http://spiral.gallery.sytes.org/ SMILE! =)
Yup, looks like it works. Anywhom…I’m an avid musician, so I’ll probably be looking for a protein linked to music somehow. We’ll see what happens.