Leonardo
Volume 46, Issue 3
June 2013

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

Artists' Notes

Biomorphic Presentation of Proteins: Artistic Science or Scientific Art?

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Article PDF (2.09 MB)
Abstract

The author's biomorphic presentations of proteins are intended to promote the understanding of protein structure by analogy with living organisms. The understanding of a protein's structure is necessary to the understanding of its function. The analogies discussed in this paper can be used to understand the structure-function relationship; they convey the structural and functional information aesthetically. The biomorphic representation of proteins based on their topology may be used to classify proteins as well as to study their structure-function relationships.

S. Balaji (artist, educator, researcher), Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Manipal-576104, India. E-mail: s.balaji@manipal.edu; biobalagi@gmail.com.

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