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Expires: 07/28/17 23:00:00
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Top Group: Anthropic Dreams
Top Player: markm457
Top Score: 10,467
Categories: Design, Overall
This puzzle challenges players to design a single-chain protein with 75-90 residues. The Core Existence filter has been escalated so that 40% of residues need to be buried in the protein core. The starting structure has 75 residues, but more can be added at a cost of 23 points per residue. See the puzzle comments for filter details. The Baker Lab will run folding predictions on your solutions for this puzzle, and those that perform well will be synthesized in the lab. Remember, you can use the Upload for Scientists button for up to 5 designs that you want us to look at, even if they are not the best-scoring solutions!
Puzzle
Expires: 07/27/17 23:00:00
Top Group: Go Science
Top Player: toshiue
Top Score: 9,983
Categories: Overall, Prediction
This is a throwback puzzle to the early days of Foldit. This protein shuttles lipids between cell membranes in the rice plant. The 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.
Puzzle
Expires: 08/31/17 23:00:00
Top Group: MU CLA BMB 465.3W1
Top Player: aheller92
Top Score: 8,596
Categories: Beginner
We are giving you this currently unsolved short protein as an extended chain. It has only 48 residues and we're posting it with no secondary structure predictions. For players with fewer than 150 global points.
Puzzle
Expires: 07/25/17 23:00:00
Top Group: Anthropic Dreams
Top Player: Galaxie
Top Score: 9,675
Categories: Overall, Prediction
The structure of this protein is still unknown. Secondary structure predictions (from PSIPRED) are marked on the starting structure, and provide clues about where the protein might form helices and sheets!
Puzzle
Expires: 08/24/17 23:00:00
Top Group: GC Sommerlejr 2017
Top Player: brucederby
Top Score: 8,643
Categories: Beginner
This small unsolved Arabidopsis protein only has 59 residues and negatively controls the biosynthesis of starch in plants and regulates leaf and seed composition. We are giving you 5 starts for this puzzle. Resetting the puzzle will cycle through these 5 Zhang server predictions. They are also in the Alignment Tool so you can use partial threading as well as an extended chain. For players with fewer than 150 global points.
Puzzle
Expires: 08/17/17 23:00:00
Top Group: MU CLA BMB 465.3W1
Top Player: Fog Darts
Top Score: 10,932
Categories: Beginner
This is a small symmetric trimer design puzzle. A symmetric protein relies not only on how well folded each part is, but also on how well they interface together. Your changes will be reflected in the symmetric unit. Make sure you have completed Intro Puzzle 5-2, and 7-1 through 7-4. For players with fewer than 150 global points.
Puzzle
Expires: 08/10/17 23:00:00
Top Group: MU CLA BMB 465.3W1
Top Player: SuperEnzyme
Top Score: 8,950
Categories: Beginner
We are giving you a helix positioned over a hydrophobic groove where binding occurs in nature. You can mutate any residue on the helix but none on the native binding region. Try to look for favorable hydrophobic interactions in this groove while maintaining the helix. For players with fewer than 150 global points.
Puzzle
Expires: 08/03/17 23:00:00
Top Group: Go Science
Top Player: Anton Trikshev
Top Score: 14,238
Categories: Beginner
In electron density puzzles, we give you some experimental data to help you find the correct fold. This data takes the form of an electron density, and appears in game as a guide. You can adjust the guide visualization by going to [Actions]>[Electron Density]. For players with fewer than 150 global points.
Puzzle
Expires: 07/27/17 23:00:00
Top Group: GC Sommerlejr 2017
Top Player: Senexs
Top Score: 8,519
Categories: Beginner
We are giving you this Parabacteroides Distasonis protein as an extended chain. The native is shown as a guide on this puzzle, so try using everything you have learned in the Intro levels to match the native fold. Hints and details are posted in the puzzle comments. For players with fewer than 150 global points.

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Puzzle
Expired: 07/21/17 23:00:00
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Top Group: Anthropic Dreams
Top Player: eusair
Top Score: 10,609
Categories: Design, Overall
This puzzle challenges players to design a single-chain protein with 85-105 residues. The Core Existence filter has been escalated so that 40% of residues need to be buried in the protein core. The starting structure has 85 residues, but more can be added at a cost of 23 points per residue. See the puzzle comments for filter details. The Baker Lab will run folding predictions on your solutions for this puzzle, and those that perform well will be synthesized in the lab. Remember, you can use the Upload for Scientists button for up to 5 designs that you want us to look at, even if they are not the best-scoring solutions!
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