molecular playbook

February 27, 2007 at 8:00 am | | crazy figure contest, literature

I’m reading this interesting paper (DOI: 10.1021/ja067068k) that explores the structural (in)stability of beta-hairpins upon arsenic binding to cysteins. I was enjoying and understanding the paper until I saw this figure:


Huh? Does this look like a football play to anyone else? Is this normal for NOE? Can someone enlighten me?

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  1. You’ve probably already answered this question, but I got bored waiting for some IR spectra and looked at some of the old posts…

    Totally looks like a play. All that’s missing are the x’s and o’s.

    Doesn’t this just show which protons are coupled through space? Not the most artistic way to represent it though.

    Comment by descendent — May 12, 2008 #

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