[Molvis-list] MIssion:Immunity, an activity with Jmol
friedar at nsm.umass.edu
Fri May 9 11:36:05 EDT 2008
[Apologies for double postings to those of you on both these lists.]
Just thought you might want to check out an online activity in the
immunology realm, that uses Jmol for 3D navigation. It is an
exploration of cell surface MHC molecules, as if you are in a flying
"Molecular Rover" on a mission to observe the peptides that MHC
displays. The level is advanced placement high school and undergraduate.
Once you are in the activity, I highly recommend using the keyboard
for 'flying', it makes navigating the Rover more fun - especially
http://rover.concord.org/ - click on "Mission: Immunity".
Comments are welcome. I authored the activity with Molecular Workbench
software from the Concord Consortium. Other activities I've made with
Molecular Workbench and Jmol are Protein Conservation and Molecular
Geometry, which use "plain" Jmol, no Rover. These are available from
the activity above (in Molecular Workbench), by going to the Bookmarks
menu, clicking on "Molecular Workbench Home" and then going to the
"Activity Center" where they are listed among many others.
If anyone on this list winds up using these activities in teaching,
I'd love to know about it and get some feedback (off-list, please).
There are other Molecular Workbench activities that use Jmol; if you
are interested, I can provide a list of the ones I am aware of.
Frieda Reichsman, PhD
Molecules in Motion
Interactive Molecular Structures
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