User talk:GAThrawn22

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Hello, GAThrawn22, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Thanks for adding the extra info, but please do not delete the text at Akee and paste it into Ackee. Doing so results in the loss of the page's history. If you think the page should be moved to Ackee, please put your reasons at Talk:Akee so that a correctly-done move (using the 'move' tab at the top of the page) can be discussed with other wikipedians. Thanks - MPF 23:12, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Just to let you know, I've moved the page to Ackee now, following the consensus - MPF 23:43, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that I have added Mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3 to Wikipedia:Unusual articles (the Names section): this is not intended to mock the article (which is good), but because, well, for an outsider it is quite an unexpected name :-) I hope you don't mind (it can only attract more people to the article!). Fram 08:34, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

My apologies; the name was so extraordinary that i thought it was a nonsense article. Again, my sincere apologies.--Anthony.bradbury 20:48, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
More to the point: If this is a real article, the name might be explained; so other editors unfamiliar with the topic don't think it a {{hoax}}. --EngineerScotty 21:21, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Can't help noticing that all the articles on mothers against decapentaplegic homolog "Number" appear identical apart from the muber. Would not a single article embracing the whole series be better?--Anthony.bradbury 01:26, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

I really would be grateful for an explanation, which I have requested before, of the quite extraordinary names of thes proteins. Please. --Anthony.bradbury 22:25, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

TGF beta signaling pathway[edit]

Well done on TGF beta signaling pathway! Your illustrations are excellent, I will try to imitate their style in the future. My only concerns are the length of the article and the table of contents in particular. I think the article would be easier to read if you did the following:

  • got rid of some of the headings, especially ones like "step 2", just "phosphorylation" is a lot more useful;
  • if you are planning to include a lot more text than the current arrangement of images will be fine. However, at the moment there is too much white space in the article. One possibility to put the images in a row at the top of the Pathway overview section and the text below them, like so:

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
TGFbeta Pathway 1.svg TGF beta pathway 2.svg TGF beta pathway step3.svg TGF beta Pathway step4.svg Pathwaystep5.svg

The first step of the pathway involves the binding of a TGF beta superfamily ligand to a TGF beta type II receptor. The TGF Beta superfamily of ligands include: Bone morphogenetic proteins, anti-Mullerian hormone, activin, nodal and TGF beta's. Binding to the type II receptor causes the recruitment of the Type I receptors and the formation of a heteromeric complex. These receptors are serine/threonine receptor kinases....

Peter Z.Talk 13:18, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Once again, excellent work! Could you add some references to the article? Especially for speculative statements such as:

Transforming growth factor receptor 3 (TGFR3) has no known signaling domain. It however may serve to enhance the binding of TGF beta ligands to TGF beta type II receptors. It may also serve as an inhibin coreceptor to ActivinRII.

For more information see Wikipedia:Footnotes, Template:Cite journal and perhaps Template:Cite online journal, a more user-friendly version better suited for citing online-only journals. --Peter Z.Talk 23:24, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi there. I see you've participated before on WikiProject Cell Signaling. If you still have an interest in Cell signaling, you might like to know the proje has been revived. If you'd like to participate again, please do. If that field is too broad, feel free to create mini-projects or task forces dealing with, for example, illustrations, or TGF beta signaling, or whatever. Biochemza, 13:28, 3 November 2007 (UTC)


I just added a whole bunch of content to the cell biology portal, I hope that was OK, but it was looking a little sad with all the empty holders. I assumed in this instance it would be alright to add content despite it not going through the nomination process. David D. (Talk) 23:19, 8 July 2006 (UTC)


Did you mean to change so much with this edit? i think you may have started with an older version? The version before your edit looked like this. David D. (Talk) 01:43, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Cell Picture[edit]

Just a quick update to let you know your cell picture should be finished this coming sunday. Apologies for the delay but my backlog of pics to longer to clear than expected. --WikipedianProlific(Talk) 22:35, 21 July 2006 (UTC)


Ok the picture is now done near as not, this is what it looks like. Basically a more aesthetic and more scalable version of the existing one. The actual original psd. file is twice the size of that (2000 x 1300 pixels) so it is by all intents and purposes as large as one could ever want it to be for internet purposes. We can go one of two ways from here as I see it. Firstly I could send you the psd. file and you can try to convert it to a vector image. I don't know how easy that's going to be as I've extensivley used layer styles and the entire image is made up of about 500-1000 component layers/paths. Put it this way, the ribosomes on the endoplasmic reticulum alone number around a hundred layers. The other option is I upload the 2000 pixel version and we rescale it to fit the needs of the project. Let me know what you want me to do, if you want the original vector path msn messenger is probably the best way to transfer it as its aroun 11mb in size. Cheers! --WikipedianProlific(Talk) 12:53, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject Newsletter![edit]

We have a new newsletter!
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Odds and ends: what else you got?
06:39, Sunday August 27, 2006 (UTC)
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This month's WP:MCB Article Improvement Drive article[edit]

ClockworkSoul 22:50, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject Votes[edit]

Nuvola apps kcmpartitions.png The Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject has recently opened two surveys that will help to decide the direction of the project. First, nominations are currently being accepted for the position of coordinator of the project. Second, votes and additional suggestions for the official title of that position are also being taken. As a member of the project, we hope that you'll drop by and voice your opinion. – ClockworkSoul 03:51, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Molecule Image production[edit]

I use two freeware (as far as i know!) programs to do these images:

  1. BKchem molecule editor [[1]] see: molecule editor
  2. this produces svg files which can either be converted to bitmap by PrtScr screenshots, or:
  3. Inkscape [[2]], which i do at 72dpi (further detail is generally excessive).

Zephyris 01:32, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

This month's WP:MCB Article Improvement Drive article[edit]

ClockworkSoul 21:03, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

One more vote for the coordinator of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject[edit]

Since two of the three editors nominated for Coordinator of the MCB Wikiproject declined their nominations, one more vote has been posted: should the remaining nominee, ClockworkSoul, be named as the coordinator, or should nominations be reopened? Every opinion counts, so please vote! – ClockworkSoul 17:51, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject Newsletter[edit]

The project main page has gotten a facelift!
When people visit the project, the very first thing that they see tends to be the project's main page, and with this in mind, the main page has been completely overhauled. To enhance readability the various "goals" sections have been merged, and a detailed "how you can help" section has been added. To increase accessibility for more established members, the links to any resources that were in the main body text have been moved onto the navigation bar on the right. Finally, the whole page has been nicely laid out and given a nice attractive look.
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Project progress
The article worklist
We’ve had quite a bit of progress on the worklist article in the past month. Not only has the list itself nearly doubled in size from 143 to 365 entries, but an amazing three articles have been advanced to FA status, thanks in great part to the efforts of our very own TimVickers! Remember, the state of the worklist is the closest thing we have to quantifying the progress of the project, so if you get the chance, please take a look at the list, pick a favorite article, and improve it!
Collaboration of the Month
Last month's Collaboration of the Month, cell nucleus, was a terrific success! In one month, the article went from a dismal stub to an A-class article. Many thanks to all of the collaborators who contributed, especially ShaiM, who took on the greatest part of the burden. This month's Collaboration of the Month, adenosine triphosphate, isn't getting nearly the attention of its predecessor, so if you can, please lend a hand!
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18:16, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
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Hi there GAThrawn. As you mentioned your interest in microbiology in the MCB project, I wondered if you wanted to take a look at this. This page now nominated as a FAC and comments and suggestions are welcome on the review page. Thank you. TimVickers 16:22, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

This month's winner is proteasome![edit]

ClockworkSoul 22:11, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi;I have found a request for expert help tagged to article Nor-. I lack sufficient expertise.Do you want to have a go?--Anthony.bradbury 23:35, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

This month's winner is RNA interference![edit]

ClockworkSoul 14:30, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

This month's MCB Collaboration of the Month article is Peripheral membrane protein![edit]

ClockworkSoul 18:54, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Protbox question[edit]

Fvasconcellos tells me here that you're the one to ask about {{protbox}} issues... certain images are displaying as very large in the infobox (in both probox and {{protein}}); see Triosephosphate isomerase for a protbox example and Amylase for a protein infobox. But I don't see any obvious differences between these two and, say, neprilysin, where the image looks normally sized. (I don't have any image size preferences set, so I assume that's not the culprit.) Any thoughts on what might be causing this or how to fix it? Thanks! Opabinia regalis 00:47, 13 March 2007 (UTC)


Gathrawn - are you a GA med student? If so, which are you? MCG?

Kitra101 02:25, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Every human protein[edit]

You raise an interesting suggestion: I would also like to see a wikipedia page for every human protein

First of all, how close are we? There are an estimated 20,000-25,000 human genes which code for proteins. The following is a very rough estimate of the number of gene/protein wikipedia pages: According to Category:Genes by chromosome:

chromosome # of genes
1 196
2 137
3 112
4 89
5 92
6 80
7 76
8 60
9 75
10 57
11 113
12 122
13 29
14 46
15 53
16 59
17 118
18 20
19 109
20 52
21 22
22 40
x 77
y 6
sum 1840

Certainly not all proteins in Wikipedia, are listed in this category. In addition, proteins/genes listed in under "what links here" to "Template:Protein" and "Template:Gene" which are not included in the above table. Furthermore there are several wikipedia pages that include many individual members of large protein families (Solute carrier family, Voltage-gated potassium channel, Cytochrome P450, etc.). So how can we get an accurate count?

Nevertheless, it appears that we have a long way to go! Cheers. Boghog2 22:08, 11 October 2007 (UTC)