Derby #41: Alphabet
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BUILDING BLOCKS

BUILDING BLOCKS
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seebach33


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About this: Letters are the building blocks of words and, ultimately, language. Similarly, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and, ultimately, life. Each amino acid has one (2 in some cases) single letter as its designation. All letters of the alphabet are used except for X. X is meant to denote any amino acid. Each amino acid in the design is shown associated with its single-letter abbreviation. For fellow geeks, I assigned an alanine to X, O is Pyrrolelysine and U for Selenocysteine. I know, really obscure but I needed them. Unfortunately, the design looks much better in PS than on this site. I just submitted a blue design that turned out a bit better.

squidboots


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seebach33 wrote:Letters are the building blocks of words and, ultimately, language. Similarly, amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and, ultimately, life. Each amino acid has one (2 in some cases) single letter as its designation. All letters of the alphabet are used except for X. X is meant to denote any amino acid. Each amino acid in the design is shown associated with its single-letter abbreviation. X is alanine. Unfortunately, the design looks much better in PS than on this site.


Really, really cool idea...I toyed with it myself for this derby and I'm glad to see someone actually saw the concept through However, are you sure each one is used? B, Z, and J are for ambiguous amino acids (asparagine/aspartic acid, glutamine/glutamic acid, and leucine/isoleucine respectively)...but as far as I know, O and U have no assigned amino acid.

seebach33


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squidboots wrote:Really, really cool idea...I toyed with it myself for this derby and I'm glad to see someone actually saw the concept through However, are you sure each one is used? B, Z, and J are for ambiguous amino acids (asparagine/aspartic acid, glutamine/glutamic acid, and leucine/isoleucine respectively)...but as far as I know, O and U have no assigned amino acid.


Yeah, they are odd ones though. O is Pyrrolysine and U is Selenocyteine. I had actually never heard of these until I went digging. Check out the blue one I just submitted. That one turned out a lot better. Don't know what happened to this red one.

seebach33


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BTW, I like your design. cheers.

piezo


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This is such a cool design. It may not get many votes though because of the small lines. I don't thing they come out so well when printed. Just a thought. I love it though.

seebach33


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piezo wrote:This is such a cool design. It may not get many votes though because of the small lines. I don't thing they come out so well when printed. Just a thought. I love it though.


Yeah that, and the fact that there is geeky.....and too geeky. This crosses the line me thinks.
I'm glad you like it.

piezo


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seebach33 wrote:Yeah that, and the fact that there is geeky.....and too geeky. This crosses the line me thinks.
I'm glad you like it.


Ha ha. It is definitely geeky but still the design is cool even if you don't know that they are amino acids. Of course, the letters wouldn't make any sense then but oh well. ;)

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