|Opened on:||Friday, December 12, 2008 - 11:24|
|Last modified:||Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 06:10|
We receive puzzles with certain preset structures. I am not aware of why these structures are there, meaning I do not know what amino acids make up a certain protein.
Many times during folding, however, I can achieve better result if I turn loops into sheets, permanently, even though they were not present in the original structure. I make hydrogen bonds that persist fairly well and contribute to the score.
The questions are:
- Are we expected to figure out these type of tricks?
- Is the structure of molecules completely determined by the amino acids, or depending on the actual deformation loops may really turn into sheets and form Hydrogen bonds?
In general, it would be very beneficial to know the amino acid sequence, because one can learn how the amino acids behave and, for example, do not play with a rigid one for hours to no avail.
Can we have a mode that colors the amino acids and tags them?