As you may know, the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) regularly
produces Quips, short stories about QUite Interesting Pdb Structures
(pdbe.org/quips). Quips address biologically interesting aspects of one or
more PDB entries, coupled with animated and interactive graphics views and
usually a mini-tutorial or suggestions for further exploration using PDBe
services and resources.
Today a new episode of Quips was released, about the structure of the
receptor-binding region of gp37 from bacteriophage T4 and its probable
interaction with one of the receptors on the bacterial host's outer membrane.
This episode of Quips was produced together with Mark van Raaij. The
accompanying mini-tutorial shows how the iron coordination in gp37 can be
analysed using the PDBeMotif (pdbe.org/motif) service.
To access this Quips episode, point your browser at:
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article available. For links to this and several other feeds, see
If you have an interesting structure whose story you would like to tell (with
our help) in the form of a Quips article, please contact us at pdbe from ebi.ac.uk
Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
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