Did anyone ever thought about a PC 'playing' the game?

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Opened by:Hook-Up
Opened on:Friday, August 31, 2012 - 18:09
Last modified:Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 17:33

Well,... My question is,...

Would it be possible?
Can a PC play through all possibilities and save all stable proteins in a DB?

Wouldn't it be possible to create an algorithm, which tests all possibilities on it's own?!

(Fri, 08/31/2012 - 18:09  |  2 comments)

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See "about" to understand why manual folding is useful or http://fold.it/portal/info/science

and if you want only to let your computer fold proteins see rosetta:
and see how not one but many PC can help folding proteins.

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Thank you very much!

Another question (not thread-title related):

I want to modify already available proteins.
First off, I'm searching for a model of the "SI-Virus" (a.k.a. Ape/Monkey-HIV).

I'm also searching for more info how these (proteins, viruses and especially the SI-Virus) can mutate.
Is it more kind of a chemical reaction on a molecular level?

What info about the differences between SIV and HIV are known?

Is there already a HIV-Protein-Structure known?
What are the biggest issues/roadblocks for healing HIV?

Is it, because of the protein-structure isn't known, or is it (the structure) dynamically changing?

I want to help to find a way to cure HIV!
I found out about "fold.it" in a PC-Magazine, where they mentioned that the SI-Virus/Protein has been mapped due to this project.

I might have some friends, which would invest some time into playing this game.

Sorry for all those gramatical errors, but I'm out of the loop for a while and didn't wrote in another language than mine, for a while...


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