Online Science Exhibition no. 2

In the second part of our online science exhibition, Nestor Sampedro from Ebbe Andersen’s lab at Aarhus University will exhibit images about the 6-helix bundle.

In this related post, Nestor provides a  more though explanation of the exhibits below.

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The RNA polymerase reads the information written on the gene and produces the respective RNA, that folds into the desired shape.

 

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In the explanatory post ‘The 6 Helix Bundle“, you will find a video animation of this 3D model.
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With only 4 different motifs that we find in nature it is possible to build a 3D structure like the 6-helix bundle. These bundles are just below 20 nm long, scale bar is 100 nm.

 

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You will also find a simulation of a 6-helix bundle made out of RNA in the related post.  These devices are actually quite floppy and this is an approximation of how they would look inside a cell!

 

 

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