[X-plor] Sunhats for plants

Gerard DVD Kleywegt via x-plor%40net.bio.net (by gerard from xray.bmc.uu.se)
Mon Jul 9 19:27:46 EST 2012


Hi all,

Plants suffer from DNA damage caused by ultraviolet light in the same way that 
humans do. Unlike us though, they cant put on a sunhat (or move to England) to 
avoid the suns rays. Read more about how plants sense UV-B light and turn on a 
suite of genes to protect their DNA against its deleterious effects in the 
latest installment of Quips (QUite Interesting Pdb Structures; pdbe.org/quips) 
at:

                    http://pdbe.org/quips?story=Sunhats

The accompanying mini-tutorial shows you how PDBeFold can be used to compare 
and superimpose structures of proteins even if their sequences show circular 
permutation.

If you have an interesting structure whose story you would like to tell (with 
our help) in the form of a Quips article, please contact us at pdbe from ebi.ac.uk

--Gerard

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Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
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