Monthly Archives: May 2017
This weekend I build the wireframe for my protein project (see left). It looks much better in person than in the picture, but still needs some added volume around the wires to give it more form. I plan to do … Continue reading
The original show has been taken down from the PBS/Nova site, but here’s a youtube capture. We’ll watch the first few minutes and then skip ahead to 20:30 where David Baker demonstrates some origami-like aspects of protein folding.
Raha is just back from visiting the Art of Brick exhibition at OMSI (in Portland). Check it out!
The widely used pymol is available here. Highly recommended for adjusting your view as you work on your protein portraits projects.
The Protein: Hemagglutinin (HA), a protein involved in the viral infection process. Specifically, HA helps cells internalize the virus and eventually the viral RNA. Structure: Hemagglutinin is a trimeric transmembrane protein that extends from the surface of viruses. There are two types of … Continue reading
Wilson’s disease is a rare disorder in which too much copper accumulates in your liver, brain or organs in general. The liver is not able to filter out copper properly. I would focus Wilson copper ATPase, also known as the … Continue reading
Chris Petersen will host a tour of the collection on Tuesday of Week 8 (May 23) at 10 am. We’ll meet at the library 5th floor (Special Collections). Read about Pauling’s discovery of the alpha helix here.
I have found a protein that I might use for my protein portrait. It is 1B5L an ovine protein. I have also attached the image of myoglobin from the home page of the site. It is this kind of representation … Continue reading