software for Solvent Accessible Surface of Proteins

Mark Israel misrael at scripps.edu
Sat Nov 12 09:30:06 EST 1994


In article <39u5ka$bej at newshost.lanl.gov>, pxc at mendel.lanl.gov (Paolo Catasti) writes:

> Is there anybody who has or knows the site to have access to public software
> for Solvent Accessible Surface of Proteins?

   A search of the archives at gopher.bio.net turned up the following:

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Newsgroups: bionet.xtallography
Subject: Re: MACROMOLECULAR SURFACES
From: d.love at dl.ac.uk (Dave Love)
Organization: SERC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, UK
Message-ID: <D.LOVE.93Aug10115556 at dlpx1.dl.ac.uk>
Date: 10 Aug 93 10:55:56 GMT
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The CCP4 suite (ftp to ccp4.dl.ac.uk) also has technology for solvent
accessibility.

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Newsgroups: bionet.software
Subject: Re: Wanted : GRASP - Molecular Surfaces
From: dalke at uxa.cso.uiuc.edu (Andrew Dalke)
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana
Date: 22 Jul 1994 00:01:35 GMT
Message-ID: <30n28v$kg5 at vixen.cso.uiuc.edu>

In <9855 at eagle.ukc.ac.uk>, pjg1 at ukc.ac.uk (P.J.Gane) writes:

> I'm looking for the Molecular Surface Display program GRASP.

  I suggest anonymous ftp to cumbnd.bioc.columbia.edu in the directory
/grasp.  However, there is no public domain version of grasp.  There
is a very stunted demo version, which you can use to play around with
a few structures.  Read the README in that directory for more
information.

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Newsgroups: bionet.xtallography
Subject: MACROMOLECULAR SURFACES
From: raman at BIOC01.UTHSCSA.EDU (C.S.RAMAN)
Message-ID: <9308060159.AA04494 at bioc01.uthscsa.edu>
Date: 6 Aug 93 01:59:14 GMT

I just came across the following package, that might be of use to all
those interested in Protein and Nucleic Acid structure.

MOLECULAR SURFACE PACKAGE  (MSP)

The MSP suite is made up of 8 different programs!

Here is a brief description:

* MSP computes Solvent-accessible surfaces of Protein and Nucleic Acids.

* Different types of surfaces can be generated with MSP:
Polyhedral surfaces made up of triangles, pixel maps of rendered
surfaces, piece-wise quartic molecular surfaces and Dot surfaces.  

* Cavities in Proteins are identified and accurate solvent-accessible
areas and Solvent-excluded volumes are also calculated.

* MSP also provides methods for estimating protein surface curvature and
for plotting surfaces with hidden-line elimination.

A description of MSP appeared in the June issue of J. Mol. Graphics. 
Vol. 11, 139-141 [1993].

MSP is written in C.

Those interested in obtaining MSP should contact the author Dr. Michael
Connolly via email:  connolly at netcom.com         

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misrael at scripps.edu			Mark Israel




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