Freitag, 29. Juli 2011

1MWP: Dragon with a Flower

The dragon is based on the N-terminal heparin-binding domain of amyloid precursor protein (APP). APP plays a crucial role in the Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis.


  1. Very, very nice!!! I'll nver look at APP the same way again!

  2. Thanks!:) That's my problem as well. Every time I see the APP structure(and I see it often as I work on this protein) I have to smile. And it's very difficult to explain people not familiar with my hobby why I'm laughing;)

  3. It can actually be a very useful teaching aide. In class, I always represent NFkB as a butterfly because of its DNA-binding domain structure, and most of the students adopt that image.