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Fold Drive | by Vik Nanda
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Fold Drive

All this flickrin' and photoshoppin' is bleedin' into my work world. Just for fun, here's a picture of a protein from an upcoming grant. Its a slice of Green Fluorescent Protein - first isolated from green glowing jellyfish, GFP has revolutionized biotech. You can label a protein or cell with this protein and see its expression through the microscope in a living organism.

 

The point of this figure is that the large GFP barrel (beige) drives the structure of the green segment - which is the part of the protein that makes the green color (makes sense, eh?). My collaborator calls this fold-drive. Anyways - thought I'd share. I got to play with orton and the ps dodge and burn tweaks. Now instead of spending two hours making one figure, I can spend double that! Yay productivity!

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Taken on February 26, 2007