Proteins: application

This tutorial follows the first one “proteins : secondary structure”. At the end of it, we suggested that SAMSON can be used on a medical purpose. Indeed, as you can modelize any molecule, you can see the structures of different diseases such as HIV or the flu. Now imagine that you are making research on how to fight these diseases, and you’ve developped a medicine for it. The point is : you don’t want to use it directly on a…

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Proteins : visualisation

Now that you’re comfortable with carbon structures, let’s move on to the biological area ! In this tutorial, you will see the main secondary structures of most proteins. Secondary structures First of all, click on the link : http://www.rcsb.org/ . You’ll be redirected on a website that lists different proteins. On the toolbar (top right), write “1EI0” (be careful it’s a capital i and a zero). Download the file and select PDB format.   Now, go back on SAMSON and…

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