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Recipe: MakeHelix
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Name: MakeHelix
ID: 104040
Created on: Fri, 10/09/2020 - 19:30
Updated on: Sat, 10/10/2020 - 02:30

Makes different kinds of Helix structures, as well as Ribbons and Beta-Sheet in a protein. (Beta-Sheet and Alpha Helix functions are holdovers from before Foldit had an "Ideal SS" tool)

Made by: jeff101 [User-friendliness update by Formula350]

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Joined: 09/29/2016
Groups: Gargleblasters
User Friend...lier Interface - Hopefully easier to understand!

Jeff's original recipe was good at what it did, but the interface was a bit confusing.

Admittedly, it's not a whole lot better, BUT, that's simply because it's a rather complex recipe to begin with.

I decided to leave in the original "Beta Sheets" option, even though it's not needed anymore, heralding from a time that predates the Ideal SS tool we now take for granted!

I decided to ENABLE an experimental function that lets you create a "2.27".... Structure... I "pause" on what to call it, because it's hard to exactly figure out. Googling has determined it's a Helix by most accounts, however, its structure is a bit closer to a "Beta-bend Ribbon". Therefore, I classified it as a "2.27 Ribbon". Consider this experimental and to only be used on short sections, as in my testing on something long, it is only good for 'playing' with.

NOTE FOR EDITING - My menu system is NOT editing-friendly! In order to utilize space and format it this way, I utilized some rather hacky tricks. Which means adding new Methods will take much trial and error to get it formatted the same. (Adding new lines is no walk in the park... Sorry Jeff!)

In short: The use of the \n Line Breaks in the Label boxes, causes overlapping and offsetting of the text. Adding more lines to a single label box makes it worse. So you have to combine it with adding blank label boxes to space out what's below, but also add more Line Breaks to any box you add more text to!

What can I say... "Mistakes Were Made" lol

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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