Do you want to see a drawing of your favorite protein?
Dear friends and readers of my blog, as I am always looking for new inputs for my protein art, I decided to post a call for protein structures. Are you working on a certain structure or do you just have a certain protein in mind and you would like to see it as a funny drawing? Just ask me in the comments on this post or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. And I will try to fulfill your orders!
If you like the outcome, you will have the opportunity to buy (but don’t have to!) the original drawing or an art print.
Here is an example of a protein ordered by a reader of my blog. It’s the protein Runx1. I have produced two variants. In these drawings you see the protein from two different perspectives.
Runx1 is a transcription factor. It means that this protein can bind and regulate certain regions of DNA. Runx1 plays a role in the production of blood cells. People with a defective variant of this protein can develop a certain type of leukemia.