Wednesday, June 13, 2007
sending tryptophan on a little trip
I'll be simulating this overnight. It's a tryptophan pump. There is no special reason why I chose tryptophan, but this may be the start of some kind of filter that would sort out molecules of different sizes. I have no idea how to do it yet, but a sorter that sorted molecules based on chirality would be pretty neat; I understand a Nobel prize in chemistry was awarded for work based on chiral molecules. Regardless, I am going to crank up the torque and see what shakes loose on her. However I am relying solely on the random motion of the tryptophan to cause it to enter the channel; that may be a weak point.
The orrery is coming along. I just wanted to make some minor adjustments and see if anything changed. If all goes well, that simulation should also be done tomorrow too.
As always, more to follow.