Abstract

The author’s biomorphic presentations of proteins are intended to promote the understanding of protein structure by analogy with living organisms. The understanding of a protein’s structure is necessary to the understanding of its function. The analogies discussed in this paper can be used to understand the structure-function relationship; they convey the structural and functional information aesthetically. The biomorphic representation of proteins based on their topology may be used to classify proteins as well as to study their structure-function relationships.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9282
Print ISSN
0024-094X
Pages
pp. 226-230
Launched on MUSE
2013-06-01
Open Access
No
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