A.271 - Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 16:32:54 +0000 (GMT) From: Ben Partridge <email@example.com>
Has anybody any experience using Richard Lavery's Nucleic Acid analysis program, CURVES? One of the output options is to generate a PDB file containing a simplified helix but on display in O, all the points are not joined up, giving just *'s and lines through the P's and C4'-C3' bonds. Has anybody got a jiffy to connect these up?
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 95 18:09:15 MET From: Valerie Biou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I guess you'll have many answers. what you need to do is declare your P's as the alpha carbons of your molecule. there is a data base entry called "your_mol_MOLECULE_CA". you change the " CA" into " P". then you need to change the max distance between ca's. this is in "your_mol_MOLECULE_CA_MXDST". give it 10. A for example. then you can make a ca object of your molecule and it should connect the "ca"'s.
From: XRAY::GERARD "Gerard 'CD' Kleywegt" 16-NOV-1995 20:07:34.18
Valerie is correct; I think it's even in the FAQ (which also explains that CA does *NOT* mean alpha carbon, but central atom)