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|Description:||FoldIt is a game designed to connect secondary structure of a protein to its final conformation.|
If you are on a classroom desktop, open the FoldIt program. If you are on your laptop, download the program FoldIt from http://fold.it/portal/. The FoldIt software is a platform that allows users to practice folding proteins in a game-style setting. The better your protein is folded, the more points you receive. Proteins that are folded better have hydrogen bonds, buried hydrophobic amino acid residues and no steric interactions between amino acid residues. The FoldIt software lets everyone go through a series of practice Intro Puzzles to become familiar with the program. By using this software, you will fold many different peptide structures, and learn the difficult challenges a cell considers in properly folding a protein into the most stable arrangement.