9 Apr 2013

The Guided Tour of Metalloproteins

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Submitted by Anthony L. Fernandez, Merrimack College
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Bob Morris of the University of Toronto created this website when he was teaching a class on Bioinorganic Chemistry.  It is takes the user through a guided tour of twenty metalloproteins that would commonly be used in a classroom when teaching the subject.  There are many JMOL figures of the protein and for each metalloprotein there are a sequence of structures that  take the user step-by-step through the metalloprotein and the active site.  (This is a real strength of ths site.)  There are links to the primary literature and the PDB for each structure.  

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For my spohomore level class, I mainly use this as a resource when I teach "Applications of Coordination Chemistry" but I could also assign a tour of a given metalloprotein to my students.

For my advanced Bioinorganic course (a 2-credit elective), I would assign this as background material for the students.  I would also have them use this site as a model for how I want them to work through the metalloproteins that they dicsuss in class.  

I have not figured out any learning obejcts for this site site, but when I do I will be sure to post them to the site.

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This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing. I teach post-AP inorganic chemistry to 11th and 12th grade students and they loved the guided tour.

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