Author Archives: mansfiec
I’m making a last minute change to my protein, by moving from the blue variant to the green fluorescent protein. It’s not much of a change because I can’t tell the two apart with the naked eye. Anyway, the protein … Continue reading
The Aqequora Victoria jellyfish glows green using a protein called the green flourescent protien (GFP) and the photo above is a blue variant of GFP. Calcium ions in the Aqeuora bind to the protein, releasing the blue light.
This is the ranasmurfin protein. It has an unusual name and it’s function is unknown. I chose to just render the backbone because I liked how it eliminated enough clutter to emphasize the symmetry of the protein. It’s a blue … Continue reading
I read about fatty acid synthase, which makes fatty acids for the body, and the tobacco mosaic virus, which causes the death of the tobacco plant and is cylindrical.