Protein Secondary Structure Analysis

Andrew Martin martin at
Thu Sep 15 03:55:40 EST 1994

In article <357dr9INN1ckq at>, krasel at (Cornelius Krasel) writes:
|> micha at wrote:
|> : Michael West (micky at wrote:
|> : : Does anyone know of a program which will read a protein's pdb file, and then
|> : : make secondary structure assignments to each amino acid?  Any suggestions or
|> : : information would be appreciated.  Thanks.
|> : There is a molecular graphics package called RasMol available on anonymous
|> I think the secondary structure assignments of Rasmol are taken from the PDB
|> file.
|> The program you want to get is probably DSSP which is also available from
|> embl ftp server.
DSSP is certainly the best program for this and, by default Rasmol does take
the assignments from the PDB file. However, it also has a simplified version
of the DSSP algorithm and can generate basic secondary structure information


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