New Y-Protein in Myocilin as Artistic Flower Arrangement (image) Georgia Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption The newly discovered Y-shape at the base of myocilin joins together four well-known protein shapes called olfactomedins, or propellers, in groups of four. Understanding myocilin is important to certain kinds of hereditary glaucoma. The artist of this depiction, Raquel Lieberman, is the principal investigator of the team that confirmed a Y-shaped structure, the first ever found that was encoded as such by a gene and not constructed out of protein component parts. Credit Georgia Tech / Raquel Lieberman Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.