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Long-time OSS user/admin, intermediate coder - I heart . Master of Science in Molecular Medicine, many years' experience in biotech working with antibodies and cell-based assays. Science and computer geek. Dad.


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Sep
25
comment What is a catalytic domain of an enzyme?
Quick answers: yes, and it varies tremendously. Enzymes catalyze a huge variety of reactions, from cutting DNA to adding amino acids to a growing polypeptide chain, to breaking down complex sugars, and many more besides. Catalytic domains vary from enzyme family to family, and even between enzymes in a single family. There really is no generalization you can make about structure or function, as it is so different from one to another.
Sep
21
comment Distance matrix with different length sequences
Without seeing your code it's kind of hard to help. This question is much more suited for Stack Overflow, please ask it over there and tag it [python] and [biopython].
Sep
19
comment peptide MHC microarray
@ddiez they were in mine...
Sep
19
comment peptide MHC microarray
Have you tried Google searches? You've already asked similar questions to this before, did you learn anything from those answers? I highly recommend obtaining a good introductory immunology textbook and reading it.
Sep
18
comment Transmembrane Protein Problem
Please read our homework policy. For questions like these, we want to see some effort from you in trying to answer your question(s), and then we can clarify/correct you from there.
Sep
16
comment What is MHC haplotype?
When you are asking these kinds of questions, please ask about specific things. Just saying "I did not understand" is far too broad. Google is your friend when trying to understand difficult words or concepts - there are many more resources on the internet than just Wikipedia.
Sep
16
comment What is MHC haplotype?
@user3237995 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplotype
Sep
11
comment Why is lead dangerous?
Please read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_poisoning and update your question if you have additional specific concerns.
Sep
4
comment Is there a difference between any of these terms for proteins: “crystal structure,” “NMR structure,” “solution structure,” and “complex structure”?
Thank you, Alan :)
Sep
3
comment What biological processes are affected by dietary fiber besides peristalsis?
Is this a homework question?
Sep
3
comment How many Type II restrictions enzymes are currently available (commercially)
downvoter care to comment?
Sep
1
comment How many Type II restrictions enzymes are currently available (commercially)
A lot. Why do you need to know? It would be very difficult to inventory every enzyme from every manufacturer out there...
Sep
1
comment What is the importance of hydrogen bonds in water? and other questions:
General chemistry questions are off-topic on Biology.SE, but instead should be asked at Chemistry.
Aug
31
comment Does scratched Teflon coated frying pans contain carcinogens which can cause cancer?
Right. The question is whether the pans themselves contain carcinogens, not whether it's possible to generate carcinogens by cooking foods in the pans.
Aug
31
comment Is there a specific word for bacterial death?
Senescence is not death - it is related to deterioration with age. It may lead to death, but so can a thousand other things. I don't think you should be confounding the two.
Aug
31
comment Does scratched Teflon coated frying pans contain carcinogens which can cause cancer?
This does not answer the question.
Aug
22
comment What is an Ihh-/- mouse?
@DevashishDas it's generally +/- for hets
Aug
14
comment Do human anal glands have any function?
my anal glands produce a distinct scent...
Aug
13
comment DNA extraction from agarose gel
But, how will Qiagen make money if people know how to do this?
Aug
6
comment Dataset of microscopic images before and after staining?
There should be very minimal processing for scientific images - otherwise you are not looking at true results.