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Beginner Puzzle (<150): Symmetry Design
Status: Closed


Name: Beginner Puzzle (<150): Symmetry Design
Status: Closed
Created: 08/01/2013
Points: 100
Expired: 10/31/2013 - 23:00
Difficulty: Beginner
Description: This is a small symmetric trimer design puzzle. A symmetric protein relies not only on how well folded each part is, but also on how well they interface together. Your changes will be reflected in the symmetric unit. Make sure you have completed Intro Puzzle 5-2 and 7-1 through 7-4. For players with fewer than 150 global points.


If you are new to Foldit, here are detailed instructions to get you started:

If you want to fold proteins, know that there are many ways to play and this variety is the main value of Foldit :
- try all puzzles not only "Beginners" ones,
- fold first the ones you like the most,
- try it by yourself to understand what works and what doesn't,
- ask for tips in global chat when you think you don't understand something.

Make sure you have followed these tutorials:
- Lonely Sheets,
- Lock and Lower,
- Rebuild,
- Structure and Rebuild,
- Movin' Along,
- Control over Clashing,
- Intro to Design,
- Swappin' Sidechains,
- Mass Mutate,
- Insertion and Deletion

before starting this puzzle.

Categories: Beginner

Top Groups

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Top Soloists

1Punzie 46 1295  12,410100
2Tismitch 46 1295 Curtin Crowd12,40199
3Kolbur 46 1295  12,30097
4smholst 46 1295  12,15295
5histon 46 1295 Hun-Magyar Csapat12,12994

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Bhumi Patel

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how do I open a new puzzle?

I just joined Foldit and still cannot open a beginners puzzle!
Please advise!

Joined: 09/28/2013
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how do i start the games ?

I can not find a way to start the games. Help.
thank you

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