Exporting Web Educational Materials on Biopolymers Converted from Chime Version to Jmol Version and Added New Functions

Yoshio HONMA

Department of Human Life and Environmental Science, Niigata Women's Junior College
471 Ebigase, Higashi-ku, Niigata, 950-8680 Japan
e-mail: honma@muf.biglobe.ne.jp

(Received: December 17, 2007; Accepted for publication: February 7, 2008; Advance publication: February 26, 2008)

Using Jmol, a free molecule viewer that operates on the Java applet, a collection of web educational materials on biological macromolecules that allow three-dimensional structures on the browser was prepared and released. It processes structural data included in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) as needed, using the Jmol script to enable various display alignments according to each datum, which can be utilized for learning and education of life sciences.
This is a successive conversion of materials that had been released using Chime at our laboratory, modified for easier use by classification of types such as membrane proteins, cytochrome P450s and glycoproteins, and allowing each structure's characteristics to be highlighted.

Keywords: Biopolymer, Education of Life Science, Internet, Jmol

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