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Design of the Month: April 2021
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Name: Design of the Month: April 2021
Status: Active
Created: 03/31/2021
Points: 0
Expires: 04/30/2021 - 23:00
Difficulty: Intermediate
Description: This sandbox puzzle features three solutions submitted by LociOiling for our Influenza HA Binder Design Competition. Reset the puzzle to cycle through the three different designs. All of these designed binders look like they have a good chance of folding correctly, and orange hydrophobic residues at the target interface will make for tight binding. Look out for blue polar sidechains on the target that are buried by the binder; if the binder does not make H-bonds with the polar atoms on these sidechains, they will become unstable BUNS and prevent binding! For more, check out Foldit Lab Report #19 on YouTube! This sandbox puzzle is non-competitive and will not award any points.

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Developed by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Institute for Protein Design, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University Meiler Lab, UC Davis
Supported by: DARPA, NSF, NIH, HHMI, Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, RosettaCommons