Kabsch and Sander algorithm
lnds at sherlock.mmid.ualberta.ca
Wed Jul 31 23:53:53 EST 1991
In article <1991Jul31.224225.12484 at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>,
klw11037 at uxa.cso.uiuc.edu (Kyle Leon Webb) writes:
> I am looking for a computer program done by Kabsch and Sander, that is
> used to recognize protein secondary structure features (alpha helices,
> beta sheets) given the x-ray coordinates of the residues. Is this
> available via ftp anywhere?
No, it is not available by ftp. Dr. Sander wants you to sign a licence
agreement before he sends you this program. His postal address is:
Dr. Chris Sander
His e-mail address is "SANDER at EMBL.BITNET".
The Kabsch and Sander program is written in Pascal, and hence is of no
use if you don't have a Pascal compiler.
There is a later program of this type by Richards, Kundrot, and Kahn,
called DEFINE_S [discussed in Proteins 3: 71,84 (1988) - Identification of
Structural Motifs from Protein Coordinate Data: Secondary Structure and
First-Level Supersecondary Structures]. DEFINE_S is written in FORTRAN;
unfortunately, it is VMS FORTRAN; and it uses the UGSYS graphics library.
I have ported DEFINE_S to the Silicon Graphics IRIS 4D.
DEFINE_S also requires you to sign a licence agreement. Write to:
Yale University Center for Strucural Biology
Room 200 KBT, 260 Whitney Ave.
P.O Box 6666
New Haven Connecticut 06511
or send e-mail to "PERLO at YALEVMS.BITNET". I can send you my SGI version,
but only if you get the licence from Yale first.
I have heard the Wobble! userisra at mts.ucs.ualberta.ca
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