Yes, you are correct, we are building only chain B of the protein complex shown on Jmol (5vw1.pdb file). http://www.rcsb.org/structure/5VW1Hello!
Just to clarify, we are only building chain b? Looking at previous models the chain looks too small, so I am worried that we need to model the other chains. I read the previous posts, but being the anxious person that I am, I cannot help but ask.
Also, can the other chains be kept as functionally relevant parts if they are not part of the main build? I wanted to make them just in case and though I have not gotten to that, I may very well still model them and have the other members do so as practice.
Many thanks in advance.
(Make sure you understand the event thoroughly, here's a good place to start: http://cbm.msoe.edu/scienceOlympiad/participantHome.php)How do we figure out which terminal is which? I'm a bit confused.
Also, any general tips to start out?
Yes, that's correct. If you have a team of two, bring two sheets, etc.Are y'all bringing in 3 sheets of notes at your invitationals? We've been using only 1 sheet, but someone pointed out to me recently that the rules, similar to the Forensics rules this year, say "each participant" before mentioning the "one sheet" comment. Would this mean a team of 3 can bring 3 sheets? Thanks.
As you go from regionals/invies to states and nats, there will be more and more weight placed on the added features. In general, you should add as many as you can that are functionally relavant to the protein. To further improve your model, you can spray paint your model to indicate the different secondary structures, and keep adding more add ons. You should also focus on the test to get as high a score as possible.Hey all,
How much are the functional add ons weighted in the judging process? Also how many are recommended? The rules are quite ambiguous about it.
I’ve been relatively successful with the event at the two invitationals I’ve been to, but I’m really trying to take my pre-build to the “next level” to remain competitive with some of the great teams in my region. Any suggestions?
You should only add extra features that are functionally relevant to the protein. There's no use to adding so many hydrogen bonds because they aren't specific to the function of this particular protein.Hello,
I am a bit confused as to add-ons. I have the main chain, end caps, and colored secondary structures, but I'm not sure what to add from here beyond putting in a hundred hydrogen bonds.
Thanks in advance!
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