1076: Vancomycin Binder Design
|Name:||1076: Vancomycin Binder Design|
|Expired:||04/23/2015 - 23:00|
|Description:||Design a binding pocket for vancomycin! Scientists in the Baker Lab are trying to design proteins that can bind vancomycin and upon binding generate a signal. With this technology it would be possible to test patients that have been treated with antibiotics if they still have small amounts left before they leave e.g. a hospital. The aim of this puzzle is to optimize the interaction between a protein and the small molecule vancomycin. This puzzle has four different starting structures, all with slightly different residues at the binding site; resetting the puzzle will cycle through the different models.|
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