We continue with the large section of course material, revealed last week, dealing with secondary structure, its determination and prediction. We would like to thank PPS Consultant Kurt Berndt of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute for writing this material.
The Kinemages accompanying Chapter 2 of the Branden and Tooze book are concerned with secondary structures in actual proteins. The Kinemage for the whole of this chapter has been split up into smaller, more manageable Kinemages by Gail Schuman of Brookhaven Structural Biology.
Kinemage 1 of the first Protein Tourist kinemage file (by Jane Richardson and David Richardson) shows a parallel beta-sheet. This is at Protein Science; click here for a UK copy at Birkbeck.
The 'local features' section of the Protein Science library of Kinemages include some considerations of secondary structure, such as Chan.kin dealing with beta bulges; Karpen.kin dealing with composition and conformation of 310 helices.
More info on Kinemages on the PPS Technology page.
Please e-mail any questions or comments on the topics of the current course material to the pps96-proteins list.
Please let your tutor know if you are having any difficulty keeping up with the course (we appreciate many of you have been dealing with the assessed Assignment recently).
Last updated 17th May'96