Be able to make part of protein "ghost"

Case number:699969-2003645
Opened by:NinjaGreg
Opened on:Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 20:52
Last modified:Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 15:48

It might be interesting to be able to select some number of the segments and tell Foldit to "ghost" them -- essentially leave them out of the points and energy and electric field calculations, to behave as if they didn't exist. This would allow us to simulate being a protein factory, where we could add segments to the current protein one-by-one, and see how the addition affected the existing segments. Right now, if you try to start at one end of the protein and see what happens the results get overlaid with influences from all the others in the chain. This might help us understand the dynamics of how proteins fold in real life as they are constructed.

(Sat, 04/01/2017 - 20:52  |  1 comment)

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science

Even more generic request: beeing able to "inactivate" some score elements (and/or residues).

Like for electron density subscores, as suggested here:


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