Apologies in advance, this is the first I've messed with
ProteinDataand access through
WolframAlpha, so clearly I may not know how Mathematica and Alpha decide on what is the 'right way' to ask for things of this ilk.
I'd like to grab
ProteinData, specifically a 3D model of the
"RibbonStructure", of rhodopsin.
I can easily get a low-resolution, static image from Alpha, directly in Mathematica:
but I'd prefer the manipulatable 3D sort one gets from
ProteinData, since this is much better for classroom demos, interactive explanation, etc.
So, I try to look up rhodopsin via
ProteinData in a wide variety of ways, by name, by PDB name, nada-
Let's try an alias ---
Success! But, there is no
It knows a few things about "RHO", but not the things I need; and, more importantly, what Alpha is able to return.
So I'm at a loss here. I've tried other aliases ("OPN2", "visual purple") to no avail. I'm curious about ---
Is there any way to figure out what
WolframAlphais doing with my request, since it can clearly interpret
Is there a better way to use
ProteinDatathan just randomly trying things? Is there a mapping somewhere of PDB <-> aliases, etc?
Is there a way to as Alpha to return a higher resolution image than the sort-of-lame 320× I get? I know how to ask for just that pod, but it's unclear if there are any ways of asking for better / different pod content.