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Neuraminidase Ribbon Diagram [edit]

Neuraminidase ribbon diagram

The image is the 3-D structure of an enzyme, Neuraminidase, that occurs on the surface of flu viruses, like the H5N1 strain of avian flu. This is timely given the great concern over this strain right now. A similar diagram illustrates the enzyme article, but it's not as good as this one, IMO. Ribbon diagrams are 3-D depictions of protein structure.

  • Nominate and support. - Jeeb 05:45, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment can we change the background color to something a bit lighter? It's awful dark.  ALKIVARRadioactivity symbol.png 06:50, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment: I agree with Alkivar on the background. It's not particularly dark, I've seen such images on a black background, but blue/green is too distracting. Also, while we're at it, can't this image be animated to better show the enzyme's structure. I can see it's deep and channel-like but have very little feeling for its length based on the image. - Mgm|(talk) 13:00, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Support - This is a good illustration. --ZeWrestler Talk 16:34, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
  • ( − ) Oppose I really dislike the green background color --Fir0002 10:16, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I dislike the background colour as well; also, it doesn't adequately convey a sense of length or depth well. Enochlau 07:53, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
    • What color would work better--ZeWrestler Talk 15:32, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
      • Something lighter maybe? The current green looks a little too... medical and hard. A gradient fill might be nicer to look at as well. Enochlau 22:15, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
        • I'm not sure a gradient would look the best for this. maybe a white, or black? --ZeWrestler Talk 23:20, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I can see it has a channel like structure but as both I and Enochlou said before, this image doesn't adequately convey the structure (length, width and depth) of the enzyme. Our POV mainly focusses on its depth. - Mgm|(talk) 10:46, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

Not promoted Raven4x4x 03:01, 21 November 2005 (UTC)