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Untitled, c.1961

MS. Eng. d. 2207
Held at the Weston Library

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Notes by Kendrew for the 3-D co-ordinates of the 153 amino-acids in myoglobin, n.d., c.1961.

The notes were originally made in a small format notebook unlike any elsewhere in the collection; according to Kendrew they were probably jotted down from a direct sight of the 2-Å model in the laboratory. The book was subsequently taken apart and each page stuck on to a separate sheet to fit into a standard looseleaf binder.

The notes are in three sections, setting out co-ordinates for ρ2, ρ3 and ρ4. Within each section the co-ordinates are based on the eight helices (numbered A-H) of the 2-ρ myoglobin molecule. Each section is separately paginated:

ρ2: pp. 1-53

ρ3: pp. 1-30

ρ4: pp. 1-13


  • Creation: c.1961


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. d. 2207

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/C.120

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