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Flu Puzzle Testing 3
Status: Closed


Name: Flu Puzzle Testing 3
Status: Closed
Created: 06/12/2012
Points: 0
Expired: 06/19/2012 - 23:00
Difficulty: Beginner
Description: We are looking for the best locations to place & design FIVE linked residues on the surface of Influenza H3 Hemagglutinin. We have placed 2 helices on either side so that it will be easier to build scaffolds for your designs. Mutate the 5 sidechains while looking for good hydrophobic pockets or residues to make strong hydrogen bonds to. If you are new to Foldit, make sure you have completed Intro Puzzle 5-2, and 7-1 through 7-4 before trying this puzzle.

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This puzzle should obviously not have been posted in main yet

We apologize for this and will release this puzzle after we have posted an update to main.
For now, if you would like to play around with it, we have moved it back to the "devprev" update group.


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