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1955: Revisiting Puzzle 55: Scorpion Toxin
Status: Closed

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Name: 1955: Revisiting Puzzle 55: Scorpion Toxin
Status: Closed
Created: 02/11/2021
Points: 100
Expired: 02/18/2021 - 18:00
Difficulty: Novice
Description: This is a throwback puzzle to the early days of Foldit. This scorpion toxin binds to voltage-gated ion channels in insects, resulting in full-body paralysis. The protein contains eight cysteine residues that oxidize to form four disulfide bonds. We are revisiting old Foldit puzzles so we can see how useful the recent additions to the game have been and to provide newer players with problems that are still scientifically relevant.

Sequence:
VKDGYIVDDVNCTYFCGRNAYCNEECTKLKGESGYCQWASPYGNACYCYKLPDHVRTKGPGRCH
Categories: Overall, Prediction

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