1918b: Designable Linker: Coronavirus Spike Binder
|Name:||1918b: Designable Linker: Coronavirus Spike Binder|
|Expired:||11/25/2020 - 23:00|
|Description:||Note: This puzzle replaces Puzzle 1918, which had some scoring problems. Unfortunately, players may not load solutions from the original Puzzle 1918.
This is the third puzzle in the designable linker series! We are providing parts of two of the best-known designed binders to the SARS-CoV-2 spike, and are challenging players to link them together with a rigid linker! The two helical bundles are the parts of the two binders. They are currently connected with a flexible alanine linker that needs to be redesigned. We have also included the parts of the actual spike that are within 15 angstroms of the termini of the binders, so you know what regions your binder has to avoid to prevent clashing. The PDB has a slightly different configuration from previous puzzles. The absence of the helices will give more flexibility in any designed linkers.
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