Protein Secondary Structure Analysis

Andrew Martin martin at bsm.bioc.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Sep 15 03:55:40 EST 1994


In article <357dr9INN1ckq at sat.ipp-garching.mpg.de>, krasel at alf.biochem.mpg.de (Cornelius Krasel) writes:
|> micha at amber.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de wrote:
|> : Michael West (micky at berthaw.princeton.edu) 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
itself.

Andrew

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