Some users were experiencing a slowdown when holding shift to lock or add bands. We have posted an update that we hope addresses this issue.(Wed, 06/11/2008 - 03:23 | 0 comments)
Extension of puzzles 58,59,60
We are extending the expiration date for puzzles 58,59, and 60 to June 12th so everyone can have a fair chance to apply the rebuild tool.
Foldit Team(Tue, 06/10/2008 - 20:18 | 0 comments)
CASP8 First Target
Dear Foldit community,
We have uploaded the first pdb file for the CASP8 competition, T0423. At this point, no one in the world knows the real solution, and we hope that the top scores obtained from this, will be very close to the final structure when it's released in the Fall.
Foldit Team(Tue, 06/10/2008 - 20:10 | 0 comments)
We have uploaded CASP7 target 0308, of which four variations have been predicted by the bakerlab. Although all variations have the same primary sequence, they have different 3D conformations. With our new inteface, users are free to define secondary structure where they see fit.
The format will be very similar to CASP8.
We eagerly await to see your results,
Today we have a major interface update!
New features and changes:
Rebuild: You can access rebuilding through the ctrl/right-click pie menu in pull mode. Rebuild will search through completely new shapes for the protein's backbone. Use locks and bands to control the rebuild!
Locks and Bands: Locks and bands are now shift/middle-click. A single click will lock and unlock individual pieces of the backbone, giving finer control of what you will move. A double click will lock or unlock the whole structure. This works in all modes.
Structure Mode: when you switch to structure mode, you can change the type of strcutres the protein is made up, between helices, sheets, and loops. This will have an effect on rebuilding; you can make new helices or sheets, or try to find better loops! Left click and drag to paint existing structures across the backbone. You can also select directly with the ctrl/right-click pie menu.
Pie menus: Right/shift-click will bring up a pie menu to give you some actions to perform.
There is and expanded help and glossary under the actions tab.
You can now see who is logged on to chat by clicking the (i) on the chat tabs.
The home key recenters the view on the protein.(Tue, 06/10/2008 - 00:52 | 1 comment)