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Expired: 12/28/17 23:00:00
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Top Group: Gargleblasters
Top Player: Skippysk8s
Top Score: 10,821
Categories: Design, Overall
This puzzle challenges players to design a single-chain protein with 85-105 residues. We've softened the penalties associated with the Core Existence filter, which have typically been very steep. The starting structure has 85 residues, but more can be added at a cost of 16 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
Expired: 01/25/18 23:00:00
Top Group: Anthropic Dreams
Top Player: JSmith48
Top Score: 8,932
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
Expired: 12/19/17 18:00:00
Top Group: Beta Folders
Top Player: LociOiling
Top Score: 10,247
Categories: Overall, Prediction
This is a throwback puzzle to the early days of Foldit. This protein was evolved in vitro to bind testosterone; the starting structure is a model produced by Rosetta. This protein contains two cysteine residues, which oxidize to form a single disulfide bond. We are revisiting old Foldit puzzles so we can see how useful the recent additions to the game have been.
Puzzle
Expired: 12/18/17 23:00:00
1 comment
Top Group: Beta Folders
Top Player: smilingone
Top Score: 10,212
Categories: Design, Overall
This puzzle challenges players to design a single-chain protein with 65-75 residues. We've softened the penalties associated with the Core Existence filter, which have typically been very steep. The starting structure has 65 residues, but more can be added at a cost of 16 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
Expired: 01/18/18 23:00:00
Top Group: Anthropic Dreams
Top Player: JSmith48
Top Score: 14,602
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
Expired: 12/11/17 23:00:00
1 comment
Top Group: Gargleblasters
Top Player: Enzyme
Top Score: 11,118
Categories: Design, Overall
This puzzle challenges players to design a protein with 95-120 residues. We've softened the penalties associated with the Core Existence and Residue Count filters, which have typically been very steep. The starting structure has 95 residues, but more can be added at a cost of 16 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
Expired: 12/10/17 23:00:00
Top Group: Beta Folders
Top Player: LociOiling
Top Score: 10,179
Categories: Overall, Prediction
This is a throwback puzzle to the early days of Foldit. This protein helps to regulate oxidation in the cell; the starting structure is a model produced by Rosetta. This protein contains two cysteine residues, which oxidize to form a single disulfide bond. We are revisiting old Foldit puzzles so we can see how useful the recent additions to the game have been.
Puzzle
Expired: 01/11/18 23:00:00
Top Group: Hun-Magyar Csapat
Top Player: histon
Top Score: 9,335
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.
Puzzle
Expired: 12/13/17 23:00:00
5 comments
Top Group: Anthropic Dreams
Top Player: tokens
Top Score: 23,106
Categories: Design, Overall
This is the fourth puzzle of our Aflatoxin Challenge; now players may insert and delete residues in solutions from the previous Round 3 puzzle. Aflatoxins are a class of poisonous compounds that contaminate a significant portion of the global food supply. In this puzzle, players are challenged to redesign an enzyme that could break down aflatoxin molecules. The majority of the protein is frozen, with the aflatoxin ligand fixed in a binding pocket. Surrounding the binding pocket are a number of loops that might be redesigned without affecting the folding stability of the protein. In these loops, players may manipulate the protein backbone and mutate the residue sidechains. Players may add up to 20 additional residues within these loops, at a cost of 16 points per residue. Players may load in solutions from Puzzle 1450.
Puzzle
Expired: 12/04/17 23:00:00
1 comment
Top Group: Gargleblasters
Top Player: Enzyme
Top Score: 10,497
Categories: Design, Overall
This puzzle challenges players to design a single-chain protein with 75-90 residues. We've softened the penalties associated with the Core Existence filter, which have typically been very steep. The starting structure has 75 residues, but more can be added at a cost of 16 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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