2080: Revisiting Puzzle 93: Spider Toxin
|Name:||2080: Revisiting Puzzle 93: Spider Toxin|
|Expired:||12/16/2021 - 18:00|
|Description:||This is a throwback puzzle to the early days of Foldit. This small toxin is produced from the funnel-web spider A. aperta, and induces paralysis in insects by blocking calcium channels. This protein contains eight cysteines 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 easier puzzles that are still scientifically relevant.
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