Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Does this look designed?

Do you fancy building it from lego?

How about building it from lego blindfolded?

What is it? It is a protein structure that provides a little tunnel through a membrane in a “simple” bacterium.

Elegance? Beauty? Majesty?
The ribbons that are shown represent chains of amino acids that are put together each in the correct location to produce this exquisite masterpiece of protein technology.

Here is another view from above:


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