Architectural protein drawings

Kristin M. Fox fox at penelope.bio.cornell.edu
Fri Nov 12 15:06:59 EST 1993


In article <fox-121193075728 at 132.236.171.92>, fox at penelope.bio.cornell.edu
(Kristin M. Fox) wrote:

> In article <2bthh9$mnj at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, dmartin at crc.ac.uk (David Martin
> x3175) wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I am trying to track down a package that will draw protein ribbons with
> > arrows for beta sheet and cylinders for alpha helices. someone in my
> > lab mentioned "MOLSCRIPT" but apart from that I can't find anything to
> > give me the sort of pictures I want.
> > 
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > 
> > ....David Martin
> > dmartin at crc.ac.uk
> 
> Are you looking for programs which produce printed outputs of
> ribbon drawings or programs which display such diagrams on
> computer graphics?
> 	MOLSCRIPT is a gook program to produce black and white
> outputs (color is available).
> Some other programs which make ribbon drawings
> MIDAS  ribbons and space filling diagrams and much more
> 	               for computer graphics
> INSIGHT  a commercial package for graphics, pretty expensive
> 
> If you are interested in any of these I can post the Email
> addresses where you can obtain them.
> 
> 					            Kristin

I have received several requests to post the ways of obtaining
ribbon drawing programs, so here is the info I have:

	MOLSCRIPT 
		Ref:  J. Appl. Cryst. (1991)  24, 946-950.
	Can be obtained from the author Dr. Per J. Kraulis at
		Dept. of Biochemistry
		University of Cambridge
		Tennis Court Road
		Cambridge  CB2 1 QW
		England

	MIDASPLUS(TM)
		Ref:  J. Mol. Graphics 6, 13-27 (1988).
	This was developed by the Computer Graphics Laboratory
	at UCSF, and is available from them at:
		Computer Graphics Laboratory
		School of Pharmacy
		University of California, San Francisco

	INSIGHT
		a commercial package available from
		BIOSYM Technologies, Inc.
		Eastern Regional Office
		4 Century Drive
		Parsippany, NJ  07054

	RIBBONS
		written by Mike Carson
		Email:  carson at gtx.cmc.uab.edu
			carson at uabcmc.bitnet

	Good luck.

	Kristin



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