front of your face, pinkies in, cover the extra images on the sides until you have a single solid
three dimensional image. You may need to move further away from the monitor until it comes into
focus. I apologize in advance for the size of the images, they need to fit in your monitor for the
effect to work.
These are different images that I generated using a program called RasMol and the
data file that contained all the coordinates of every atom in the
entire structure that came from this page.
Abit of figuring out where to find a program that will open this data file, then abit more figuring
how to open it, and abit more figuring how to use the program, and voila, 3d stereo images of the
ribosome that my WU is currently working on a core sample of.
Here is a quote from the Stanford site about this particular structure:
We have been running simulations for 10 months now for project 638, in an attempt to fold
the largest, most complex, slowest folding target to date. We call it L939 K12M - which means that it is
the first 39 residues of the L9 ribosomal protein and that residue 12, formerly a Lysine (K) has been
mutated to a Methionine (M). Projects 693 and 694 (more to come soon) complement the previous NTL9
work. Specifically, all of the previous simulations study the behaviour of the wild-type molecule which
should be directly comparable to a great deal of experimental information generated in the Raleigh
lab at SUNY. One especially, fascinating question that we hope to address: Why does the mutation of
one amino acid (K12M) double the folding speed for these molecules?