Author Archives: Beach Bum
The p53 protein (cellular tumor antigen) is an alpha-beta protein. It is composed of 4 alpha helices and 4 beta pleated sheets. I plan on using the following materials for the construction of my protein: faux flowers (plastic flowers), pipe … Continue reading
To Do List: -Protect DNA from damage -Make proteins to halt DNA replication to repair the damage -Or, if damage is too severe, recommend that the cell commit suicide Such is the life of the p53 tumor suppressor I chose … Continue reading
I chose this orientation because it shows the simplicity of the prion, which is somewhat misleading to its crucial function. Continue reading
I read about T-cell Receptors and Prions. We encountered both in BI 212, so I figured I’d check them out again. Pretty cool!