gsheni wrote:Based on the thread suggestions, I modeled Chain C,D. Now I want to show these as creative additions.
How would I show that?
I can show Chain E inhibiting Chain A,B. But what about Chain C,D?
Should I leave out the chain C,D?
What you want to do is really up to you - they're creative
additions for a reason.
Looking at the national rubric from 2010
should help you because that year, another part of the Jmol file could be modeled as a creative addition.
As a general rule, anything else in the Jmol file is a good place to start looking for potential creative additions. As for how to show chains C and D, the best place to start would be by simply placing them correctly relative to your model of chains A and B. Remember, chains C and D are identical
to chains A and B – all their interactions (with each other, and with things around them) are the same, too. I don't recommend showing the exact same things on both copies, though, as that's pretty much redundant and doesn't add anything new to your model. You could just let your chains C and D be a creative addition on their own without any additional adornment.
FullMetalMaple wrote:Also, there's a chain of XIAP for each unit of caspase-3.
Yes, as I think was mentioned earlier in this thread, chain E is the XIAP molecule inhibiting the caspase-3 unit made up by chains A and B; chain F is the XIAP molecule inhibiting the caspase-3 unit made up by chains C and D. Although note that this doesn't mean you have to show both, even if you are showing both units of caspase-3.
FullMetalMaple wrote:Sorry if I don't seem too helpful: I don't want to give away everything to others because your model is your own. It's not mine. (Also, I seem to mess up a lot with the advice I give people here. XD)
Hey, I don't want to give you the impression that the advice you're giving is wrong – it's usually right! But sometimes I think of something related that you just didn't mention, and I feel like I can add to your answer. Doesn't mean what you said was wrong