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Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday's Molecule #18

Name this molecule. You must be specific but we don't need the full correct scientific name. (If you know it then please post it.)

As usual, there's a connection between Monday's molecule and this Wednesday's Nobel Laureate. This one's very easy once you know the molecule. There'll be a few extra bonus points for guessing Wednesday's Nobel Laureate(s).

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  1. It's alpha-Amanitin, a mushroom toxin that inhibits Polymerase II, and the Laureate might be Eric F. Wieschaus.

  2. I'd just like to see the full nomenclature of this one!

    I seriously need to brush up on my chemistry ;)

  3. Surely we are hinting here at Roger Kornberg, who won the Nobel in 2006 for solving the crystal structure of RNA Pol II?