[X-plor] Quips about "stunning" software and the first structure it helped solve

Gerard DVD Kleywegt via x-plor%40net.bio.net (by gerard from xray.bmc.uu.se)
Fri Oct 14 12:43:09 EST 2011

Hi all,

The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) regularly produces Quips, 
short stories about QUite Interesting Pdb Structures (pdbe.org/quips). Quips 
address biologically interesting aspects of one or more PDB entries, coupled 
with interactive graphics views and often a mini-tutorial or suggestions for 
further exploration using PDBe services and resources.

Today another Quips episode was released. It looks back at the first crystal 
structure that was solved with the program Phaser and also tries to explain in 
(almost) layman's terms how Molecular Replacement works. The accompanying 
mini-tutorial shows you how to do multiple structure superimposition using 
PDBeFold (SSM).

The Quips story can be found here: http://pdbe.org/quips?story=Phaser

There is also an RSS feed that informs you whenever there is a new Quips 
article available. For links to this and several other feeds, see 


If you have an interesting structure whose story you would like to tell (with 
our help) in the form of a Quips episode, please contact us at pdbe from ebi.ac.uk


Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
gerard from ebi.ac.uk ..................... pdbe.org
Secretary: Pauline Haslam  pdbe_admin from ebi.ac.uk

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