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Inside protein structures: teaching in three dimensions

Berry, Colin and Baker, Matthew Douglas 2010. Inside protein structures: teaching in three dimensions. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 38 (6) , pp. 425-429. 10.1002/bmb.20434

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Abstract

Teaching students about the structure and function of proteins is central to Biochemistry, but it is often extremely difficult to impart an understanding of complex three-dimensional relationships when using two-dimensional projection screens. The ready availability of both high-quality molecular visualization software and programs capable of generating anaglyph images makes it possible to bring spatial relationships to life with three-dimensional images using standard projection facilities and inexpensive red/cyan glasses; 3D graphical representations make a simple, economical, and effective addition to the graphical tools used in teaching Biochemistry.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Three-dimensional images; anaglyph; molecular structure
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISSN: 1470-8175
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:11
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/17973

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