Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PDB and RasMol


Assalamualaikum and Salam 1 MALAYSIA! O.0 hehe

Let us be grateful to Allah SWT as we still meet up in this new entry! We are so excited to share our knowledge with you "AWESOME" guys. As for today, our lecturer Madam Linda thought us about The History Of Internet and PDB (Protein Data Bank) and also Rasmol.

Do you know what is Internet? If u don't, let us give some simple briefing about Internet.

Internet is a network of networks, joining many government, university and private computers together and providing an infrastructure for the use of E-mail, bulletin boards, file archives, hypertext documents, databases and other computational resources. If you are NERD and GEEK enough, you can Google it for more information.
As we are the Internet user, we should know a little bit much of the history of Internet right?

So,let's move on to Protein Data Bank or PDB for short.
As both of us are majoring in Mathematical Science, both of us are quite "blurr" when Madam Linda explained this topic to us. This is BIOLOGY!

PDB is an important resource for research in the academic, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors.
- Will this molecule turns into a cancer cell?
- Can this combination of molecules cure common cold?
- How does radiation affect the RNA and DNA?

As PDB was founded in 1971 by Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York
- First set of data were entered on punched
cards. Then with magnetic tapes
- Transferred to the Research Collaborators for
Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB) in 1998
- Currently it holds 50,000 released structures

Okay, now let's focus on RasMol!

RasMol is a molecular graphics program intended for the visualisation of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules. The program is aimed at display, teaching and generation of publication quality images. The original program was been developed at the University of Edinburgh's Biocomputing Research Unit and the Biomolecular Structures Group at Glaxo Research and Development, Greenford, UK.
For more info about RasMol you guys can click  HERE

Besides using Internet as a place for chatting, watch videos, you guys can learn a lot of useful knowledge by using this Internet. Guys, please use Internet wisely and don't overspend you time doing UNNECESSARY THINGS! We as Muslim should give advice to others right?So, if you want to comment and give some ideas or anything please comment us! We don't eat people,we eat rice!
Till meet up in the next entry. Lots of love from Fatimah and Nabilah!

Ouh, before you ended up reading this entry, these are the diagrams that we edited using this software RasMol ENJOY! :)

KESIN (3U84)




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