This is a testing environment for PDBHandler, a MediaWiki extension that enables interactive 3D models of proteins and DNA.
Try it out
You'll need to do two quick things to use this feature:
Now you're good to go. You'll need a browser that supports WebGL, which includes all browsers on desktops (except Internet Explorer) and browsers on some newer smartphones (e.g., the Samsung Galaxy S3). If your browser doesn't support WebGL, then you'll see a static image of the protein.
Interact with a protein structure
- Go to the FOXP2 page, and rotate the 3D protein model in the upper-right corner by clicking and dragging it around with your mouse.
Upload a new structure
PDBHandler uses WebGL and GLmol to transform 3D atomic coordinate data in PDB files -- a file format widely used in structural biology -- into structural models that users can rotate and zoom into in 3D. Even more information on this MediaWiki extension can be found at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PDBHandler.