query on epitopes of receptors

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query on epitopes of receptors

Postby inky90 » Sep 11 2017 9:45 pm

Hi all,

im currently a fresh student doing bioinformatics and bio-related stuff, and now im given a assignment in which i have query on.So basically, i was asked to list all the epitopes for the human oxytocin receptor and kisspeptin-receptor and subsequently to use pymol software to colour all the epitopes.

So does anyone knows where how do i locate the epitopes? and also how to colour it using pymol?

But what i dun understand is what does it mean by epitopes of receptors? isnt epitope the part of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself? But receptors aren't antigen. So what is it?

In addition to the above question, i have checked upon RCSB PDB website and put in the fasta sequence of both the receptors (oxytocin and kisspeptin), but PDB files are not available for these two. so may i know if those structure predictive website, such as itasser and raptorx, are they reliable?

Apologies if these questions may sound too easy or too mundane to some.
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