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5uv0: Creativity in the SHOP

In moments of boredom or concern, seeing how beautiful the structures of nature are can reassure and inspire! I went back to my favourite molecules and selected some protein structures to bring some dynamism and creativity in our SHOP. Have a look at the NEW items with this protein!

This crystal structure belongs to the (+)-Limonene Synthase from Citrus sinensis … that is behind the aroma of orange and limoncello!

Crystal Structure of (+)-Limonene Synthase from Citrus sinensis

This enzyme produces the aromatic molecule limonene. imonene takes its name from French limon (“lemon“). Limonene is a chiral molecule, and biological sources produce one enantiomer: the principal industrial source, citrus fruit, contains D-limonene ((+)-limonene), which is the (R)enantiomer.  D-Limonene is obtained commercially from citrus fruits through two primary methods: centrifugal separation or steam distillation.. (read more DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00143 and Wikipedia)

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The new year fell on us

The data are running wild chasing each

other in the living room,

the words of the manuscript are looking for a closure

among the glassware,

and another year passed.

Attending the details left from the year of the focus,

the new year fell on us with clarity and love.

End of the year is orange 🍊

It rolls and lands solid

On the table full of papers.

The winter orange ball marks its territory

And this restless time of the year.

Its smell is sweet and pushy,

Its taste acid and complex,

Its arrival a wake up call

after a year of lazyness.

Office Christmas

Scent of mandarins fills the office
While my hands quickly expose their flesh
And my imagination takes me back to Christmas.
Welcoming office of familiar smells
You cuddle the outcome of intensive work
In the less pleasant lab.

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