Zinc Finger Design Environment

Based on 1zaa.pdb

Zinc Finger Design Environment
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Zinc Finger Design Environment Directions

Zinc Finger Model

Based on 1zaa.pdb


The Zinc Finger Model should represent amino acids 4 - 31 of chain C of the zinc finger protein based on the PDB file 1zaa.pdb.

The model can be constructed using the Mini-Toober kit from the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling Lending Library, or with found materials of the participant's choosing such as KwikTwist tie-down ropes.


Jmol Quick Reference Sheet - A Jmol Quick Reference Sheet that highlights key commands and useful resources for designing protein models in Jmol on one side and a clear chart of the 20 amino acids on the other side.

To learn Jmol and how to use this competition environment, visit Section 3 - Building Your Physical Protein Models of the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling's Protein Modeling Event participant resources.

Parts List:

parts list

Required Browser:

For the interactive Jmol display to function correctly, a Javascript enabled HTML5 compatible browser must be used, including:

  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Firefox 29 or later
  • Chrome 27 or later
  • Safari 5.1 or later
  • Opera 12.1 or later
  • Android Browser 4 or later