Karl M. Oberholser (1942-2013) was a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg PA USA from 1976-2010, and Professor Emeritus until his death from multiple myeloma in 2013. At Messiah, he created the Molecular Science Laboratory, a series of online molecular visualization tutorials designed for students. He authored many articles in Proteopedia (complete list), and in 2010 became a member of Proteopedia's Editorial Board.
Educational Articles and Tutorials
Some particularly noteworthy articles in Proteopedia that were initially authored by Karl Oberholser include:
- Intro. to Protein Structure (a list of other articles, not all authored by Oberholser)
- Ramachandran Plot
- Secondary structure
- Sheets in Proteins
- Phi and Psi Angles
- Turns in Proteins
- Coiled coil
- Calculate structure
- Complex III of Electron Transport Chain
- Green Fluorescent Protein: Research Tool
Nucleic Acid Structure
Oberholser also made significant contributions to many Proteopedia articles, initially written by other authors, and not listed above.
In addition to various scientific research publications from 1976-1998, Oberholser authored or coauthored the following publications:
- Oberholser K. Proteopedia entry: Ramachandran plots. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2010 Nov;38(6):430. doi: 10.1002/bmb.20457. PMID:21567876 doi:10.1002/bmb.20457
- Prilusky J, Hodis E, Canner D, Decatur W, Oberholser K, Martz E, Berchanski A, Harel M, Sussman JL. Proteopedia: A status report on the collaborative, 3D web-encyclopedia of proteins and other biomolecules. J Struct Biol. 2011 Apr 23. PMID:21536137 doi:10.1016/j.jsb.2011.04.011
- Adithya S, Oberholser K. Proteopedia Entry: Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2012 40(1):74.
Notes & References
- ↑ The original Collagen tutorial at Messiah College has been viewed over 20,000 times since 2007.
- ↑ Hodis E, Prilusky J, Martz E, Silman I, Moult J, Sussman JL. Proteopedia - a scientific 'wiki' bridging the rift between three-dimensional structure and function of biomacromolecules. Genome Biol. 2008;9(8):R121. Epub 2008 Aug 3. PMID:18673581 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/gb-2008-9-8-r121