PROTEIN
CONFORMATION
Proteins are linear chains of amino acids formed by connecting the peptide planes of the amino acids end to end. This primary conformation is directly determined by the coding DNA. The secondary, tertiary and quartenary conformation of a protein result from interactions of the amino acid side groups and peptide planes. This page presents some applications for visualizing protein conformation.
CELL
MEMBRANES
This is an on-going project to develop simulations and animations related to the behavior of cell membranes. We are producing QuickTime animations to show several level of behavior.
  • Tendency of water molecules to organize into regular lattice under the influence of molecular polarity ( large (7MB), small (2MB)).
  • Diffusion of solutes acrossed a cell membrane.
  • Movement of proteins within a lipid bilayer (large (13MB), small (4MB).


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