1721: IL-7R Binder Redesign: Round 9
|Name:||1721: IL-7R Binder Redesign: Round 9|
|Expired:||09/01/2019 - 23:00|
|Description:||Design a protein that binds IL-7R!
Interleukin 7 receptor (IL-7R) is a protein that helps regulate the human immune system, and is an important target in cancer therapy research. In this puzzle, players start with two frozen helices bound to the IL-7R target (also frozen). Players can fold and design about 20 residues flanking the binding helices, with the goal of creating a well-folded protein that can bind the IL-7R target! Players may also redesign residues on the backside of the binding helices, but residues at the IL-7R interface are frozen in place. The most promising designs will have lots of helical and/or sheet structure with only short loops, and will have a well-packed, buried core. There are several Objectives in place; see the puzzle comments for details.
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