First 3-D Image of Antibody Gene

First 3-D Image of Antibody Gene siteadmin Wed, 06/11/2008 - 13:17
First 3-D Image of Antibody Gene

 Visualization Credits: Amit Chourasia, Steve Cutchin
 Data Credits: Suchit Jhunjhunwala and Cornelis Murre, UCSD
Tools: Maya, Python
UC San Diego researchers have shown for the first time how a genome - the most essential part of the cell for storing and accessing genetic information - is organized in three-dimensional space. This 3D rendering is an immunoglobulin locus in B cells, showing the relative positions of various portions of immunoglobulin genes. The grey band indicates constant regions; blue defines proximal variable regions; and green are distal variable regions. The red band indicates the linker connecting the proximal variable and joining regions. Apr 2008
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