[3dem] Quips about the receptor-binding needle of bacteriophage T4

Gerard DVD Kleywegt gerard at xray.bmc.uu.se
Fri Nov 25 07:05:41 PST 2011

Hi all,

As you may know, the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) regularly 
produces Quips, short stories about QUite Interesting Pdb Structures 
(pdbe.org/quips). Quips address biologically interesting aspects of one or more 
PDB entries, coupled with animated and interactive graphics views and usually a 
mini-tutorial or suggestions for further exploration using PDBe services and 

Today a new episode of Quips was released, about the structure of the 
receptor-binding region of gp37 from bacteriophage T4 and its probable 
interaction with one of the receptors on the bacterial host's outer membrane. 
This episode of Quips was produced together with Mark van Raaij. The 
accompanying mini-tutorial shows how the iron coordination in gp37 can be 
analysed using the PDBeMotif (pdbe.org/motif) service.

To access this Quips episode, point your browser at: 

There is also an RSS feed that informs you whenever there is a new Quips 
article available. For links to this and several other feeds, see 

If you have an interesting structure whose story you would like to tell (with 
our help) in the form of a Quips article, please contact us at pdbe at ebi.ac.uk


Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
gerard at ebi.ac.uk ..................... pdbe.org
Secretary: Pauline Haslam  pdbe_admin at ebi.ac.uk

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