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  • n. Plural form of sidechain.


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  • Foldit, which works a bit like Tetris, asks players to actually fold a protein by shaking sidechains, wiggling backbones, and clearing locks and bands.


  • The sidechains of SCD mutations reported in this paper are shown as spacefilled atoms: A97, N102, D112, V122, and L188. doi: 10.1371/journal. pone.0010760.g007

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  • Blundell TL (2009) Satisfaction of hydrogen-bonding potential influences the conservation of polar sidechains.

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  • The tutorials also introduce advanced tools like "shake sidechains" that allow you to move several parts of the molecule simultaneously, and offer a few hints about techniques to try. all content

  • On the screen, protein molecules appear as brightly coloured cartoon chains, with hydrophilic (water-loving) and hydrophobic (water-hating) sidechains dangling off them. all content

  • For example, proteins tend to be surrounded by water, so hiding the hydrophobic sidechains away inside the rest of the molecule will reduce the amount of energy needed to maintain the protein's shape. all content

  • The sidechains of Arg204 and Lys180 point towards the α and β phosphates of the stacked and symmetry-related nucleotide.

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  • The sidechains of two conserved aspartates, the catalytic aspartate Asp160, and Asp212, converge towards the β-phosphate of the GDP and the magnesium.

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  • [8], [10], and the sidechains of the four hydrophobic residues required for NES activity (L36, W41, L45, L49) are directed outward in our model.

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