Phenylethylamine wrote:Is this being run at any Regional competitions, or just at States? Because I'm pretty sure my region isn't running it- not really surprising, since it's pretty heavy on the setup.
Flavorflav wrote:Phenylethylamine wrote:Is this being run at any Regional competitions, or just at States? Because I'm pretty sure my region isn't running it- not really surprising, since it's pretty heavy on the setup.
All regions are supposed to run the trial events. If they don't, they get fewer medals from the State. I am quite sure that E.L.I. will run it.
AlchemyRocks wrote:I believe the rules for the New York Protein Modeling and Wisconsin Protein modeling are the same. Can someone confirm this for me?
Unfortunately, I am working from a school computer at the moment, and any time I click on a .pdf file, the browser quits out. No clue why this is...but I've come to except it with school computers.
If this is confirmed, I would like to know the way to obtain the Mini-Toobers materials for the building. Do we order them off the site?
AlchemyRocks wrote:Thank you. : )
I got my MiniToober stuff sent to me.
Now...I'm trying to figure out how to use Jmol. : D
I love messing with new programs!
skiblack331 wrote:I'm a little bit confused with this event. It says that we're supposed to add the side chains that are important to the protein's shape. How are we supposed to figure out which side chains are important?
I wasn't sure which ones are important, so while I was going through the steps, I went to one of the websites listed (http://www.callutheran.edu/BioDev/omm/jmol/ha/ha.html). Though it doesn't outright state the important side chains, the website gives the number of a few of the amino acids. I figured that these must be the important ones, so when I used Jmol, I input the specific protein numbers to view the specific amino acids. I found, however that according to the website above, amino acid #106 is histidine, but according to the protein database website, that amino acid is argine. Which website is right?
Also, the rules state we should build a model of Chain B, but there is not a chain listed as "B", but instead the letters "H" through "M". I used Chain M, is that the correct one to use?
I appreciate any insights anyone might have. Thanks.
batmankiller wrote:I too, am having troubles findign the important side chains, the helices and all that were easy by the important side chains is annoying to find.. lemme know if you guys find sites for the research because I've been looking and not having any luck (don't have to give me the exact amino acid #.. unless you don't mind =D.. just give me a place to look >.>)
and do we have to know about dark energy/dark matter?
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