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Protein Art: GP120 [Jun. 13th, 2010|12:59 pm]
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Protein Data Bank ID: 1GC1
Protein Name: Core Domain of GP120
Organism: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Title of Drawing: “The Emperor”


Core domain of the GP120 envelope glycoprotein of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Such a glycoprotein is a kind of “forged entrance ticket” for the virus. With this ticket it can outwit the bouncers of immune cells (receptors) and enter them.
The evil looking emperor with an eagle appearance should remind us of preventing ourselves from HIV. Otherwise AIDS, like a crude monarch, will come to power over our world and will torture the folks.

Furthermore, the eagle should remind of the Russia Day celebrated on June 12.

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[User Picture]From: ilya_dogolazky
2010-06-14 06:11 am (UTC)
А где вторая голова?
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