Importance of knowing tertiary structure

John MacFarlane jmacfarl at
Thu Jul 10 06:02:35 EST 1997

On 9 Jul 1997, Christian Barrett wrote:

> With this post I would like to generate a response from the community
> about the impact of a successful computational method for determining
> protein tertiary structure.  I am interested in the scope of its 
> application; in how many (and which) different academic/industrial 
> research areas would it have a profound effect?  And, what would this 
> effect be?  Put another way, how would the world be changed?
> Do you know of any reviews that address this question?

This sounds a bit like an exam question to me. Do you have a real interest
in this subject or are you looking for us to write an essay?

John MacFarlane

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