Biomorphic presentation of proteins: Artistic science or scientific art?

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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 structurefunction relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-231
Number of pages6
JournalLeonardo
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2013

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications

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