Posts Tagged ‘Structural project’

chicken myosin

Shown in the picture is a chicken myosin complex. Myosin is a molecular motor that interacts with actin filaments.

Vitamin D 25- Hydroxylase

Vitamin D 25- Hydroxylase is an enzyme involved in the cascade of reactions responsible for converting Vit. D into an active human form. This protein is a dimer with two surface and two interior active sites. Our picture highlights the two oxygen ring active sites (RED) in there respective domains. The oxygen rings bind to […]

This innocuous looking protein is the “Crystal structure of Reston Ebola VP35 interferon inhibitory domain“.  It’s accession code on the protein data bank is 3L2A.  The red spirals are alpha helices and the yellow portion is a beta sheet.  The green sections aren’t part of a set structure, and the tiny ‘starry’ flecks are incorporated water […]


Since I lived in Toronto during the Sars outbreak I decided it to use it as my protein. Sars stands for Severe acute respiratory syndrome and it is a Papain-Like Protease Inhibitors. PDB ID: 3MJ5 In this image I show where the ligand binding site is for the protein and by using mesh view it […]

Green Flourescent Protein (GFP)

Below are two images of Green Fluorescent Protein, which was originally found in a species of  cold-water jellyfish and is now an essential tool for scientists and ravers alike.  It absorbs UV light and re-emits it as green.  It appears to be composed of two beta-sheet tubes, (red) which are rotated slightly with respect to […]

heptameric SAP-like pentraxin (a.k.a. The Cheerio)

Jonathan, Stephanie, and Austin discovered this protein (known as “The Cheerio”) in mid summer 2010 during the Skills for Success Workshop. This protein (3FLP) made of two stacked cyclic molecular aggregations (CMA), with each CMA having either 7 or 8 domains, depending on the organism in which it is found. 3FLP is classified as a […]

We Love Caffeine

Caffeine is obviously a great drug.  It’s formula is C8H10N4O2 and is classified as a hydrolase.  It’s structural weight is 44434.5 and it’s lentgh 406 Angstrom. It also is pretty looking and might make a nice wallpaper.  To create this picture we used the “Cartoon feature” in rainbox color and made the background white.  We then […]

Pymol Protein Picture

This is the Crystal structure of the swine-origin A (H1N1)-2009 influenza A virus hemagglutinin (HA). Picture made in Pymol; helix is blue, sheet is red, and loop is pink.

Anthrax (1jky) and Calponin (3I6X) by Denise Koessler

First: The first picture here is one of three sections of Anthrax.  In anthrax toxin, there are three molecules: a delivery molecule while delivers the other two parts: edema factor and lethal factor.  The cartoon protein fold below is of the Lethal Factor of Anthrax Toxin.  (clearly the most important)  If  you are interested in […]