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Beginner Puzzle (<15): Killer Toxin
Status: Closed

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Name: Beginner Puzzle (<15): Killer Toxin
Status: Closed
Created: 12/01/2012
Points: 100
Expired: 01/07/2013 - 23:00
Difficulty: Beginner
Description: Ustilago maydis is a fungal pathogen of maize, some strains of which secrete killer toxins. This is a short 79-residue protein for new players to try out after completing the Introductory Puzzles. The native is shown as a guide on this puzzle. Try to match the protein to the native guide to increase your score! For players with fewer than 15 global points.
Categories: Beginner

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tamirh's picture
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Joined: 05/11/2012
START HERE:

If you are new to Foldit, here are detailed instructions to get you started:
http://fold.it/portal/node/988864

HINT: If you are having trouble with this puzzle, try using the "Align Guide" tool:

By right clicking on a region of the protein (not the guide) it will pull up a menu with 6 tools. The bottom right one is "Align Guide". Clicking on it will align the native guide to the region of the protein you selected.
This will help you see what sections on your protein correspond to the guide!

Working with the guide is much more user friendly when you use the advanced viewing options.
In the game click on Menu->General Options and select "Show Advanced GUI" and click Done.
Click on View, turn on 'Show Outline,' set the background color to white, and view stubs on the sidechains, view the guide, and set color relative to guide. Turn all the other view options off."

For even more info: http://foldit.wikia.com/wiki/Tlaloc%27s_Strategy#Technique_for_Matching_a_Guide

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