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1781: Poly-Proline Helix Design: Round 6
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Residue Count (max +100)
Penalizes a residue count above 80 by 20 Foldit points per additional residue. The count is capped at 85.

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mutable poly-proline helix

Why are the prolines on the frozen backbone mutable?

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mutable poly-proline helix

Good question!

A poly-proline helix doesn't have to be made entirely of proline. Any set of residues that adopt the appropriate dihedral angles can be classified as a poly-proline helix. Proline is simply one of the few amino acids that can easily do so.

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