Ca virtual torsion angles

John Kuszewski johnk at spork.niddk.nih.gov
Mon Jun 30 19:44:21 EST 1997


Hi,

I've been playing with using the "virtual torsion angle" 
defined by the positions of four consecutive residues' 
alpha carbons to define pieces of structure.  

I've heard of other people doing this before.

Does anyone know if there's a standard name for this
angle (ala calling the N..Ca..C..N angle "psi")?  
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