Make hydrophobic interactions visible
|Opened on:||Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 00:47|
|Last modified:||Friday, November 16, 2012 - 19:22|
In the scientist chat on April 19 it came out that hydrophobic interactions are desirable in design puzzles, perhaps even more desirable than hydrogen bonds. The problem is, while we can see hydrogen bonds in the game, we can't see if we are making hydrophobic interactions better or worse. Would it be possible to add a coloring option to the view menu to color hydrophobic residues better or worse, based only on the portion(s) of the score that reflect hydrophobic interaction? Then we could see if we are improving the protein's ability to stick to its target. There may be some better way to implement it, but in any case, please let us see the thing you would like us to optimize.