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1825: Coronavirus Binder Design: Round 7
Status: Closed


1Anthropic Dreams16,343100
2Beta Folders16,30484
3Go Science16,28370
5L'Alliance Francophone16,21848
7Team India16,12432
8Void Crushers16,10026
9Marvin's bunch16,08820
11Russian team15,78613
14Hold My Beer15,7586
15Herobrine's Army15,6014
16SOU Biochemistry CH455 (2020)15,5753
19Team South Africa15,4241
21CHNO Junkies15,3241
22Trinity Biology15,2981
23Italiani Al Lavoro15,2821
24Dr. B Orgo 215,2521
25NMHU Biol4230 Spr 2015,2511

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Residue Count (max +440)
Penalizes extra residues inserted beyond the 196, at a cost of 55 points per residue. Players may use up to 204 residues in total.

Interaction Energy (max +500)
Monitors that all PHE, TYR, and TRP residues are scoring well.

Core Existence (max +2400)
Ensures that at least 28 percent of residues are buried in the core of the monomer unit.

Ideal Loops (max +500)
Penalizes any loop region that does not match one of the Building Blocks in the Blueprint tool. Use "Auto Structures" to see which regions of your protein count as loops.

SS Design (max +500)
Penalizes all CYS residues. Penalizes GLY, ALA residues in sheets. Penalizes GLY, ALA in helices.

Joined: 12/07/2007
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You state that the loops

You state that the loops connecting the helices need redesigning and yet they satisfy the Ideal Loops filter. What other criteria are we supposed to use?

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Backbone subscore

Great question! The problem with these loops is very subtle, and it will probably be important to pay attention to the "Backbone" subscore for these residues (to see residue subscores, mouse-over a residue and press the TAB key).

The test that flagged these loops is much more sensitive (it looks at finer per-atom RMSD) than the Ideal Loop Objective (which looks at coarser ABEGO bins). So, although the backbone torsions fall within the correct ABEGO bins, they may still be outside the most common distribution of torsion values.

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Solutions from previous rounds

In this puzzle, can we start from our
own solutions from previous rounds?
If so, which rounds' solutions are
allowed here?

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No loading

No, players may not load solutions from previous puzzles.

Joined: 04/02/2020
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Binder puzzle series

Since I´ve seen a lot of players improve in comparison to early rounds of this puzzle I am curious if there will be any additional selections for lab testing? Or is there an updated video discussion on some designs planned? I´d like to see that again.

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