Side chains in molscript

Lothar Esser esser at chop.swmed.edu
Sun Mar 28 17:30:33 EST 1999


Steffen Graether wrote:

> I have a molscript ribbon diagram to which I've added some side chains
> using the ball-and-stick command. Unfortunately, the CA is not located on
> the ribbon because of coil smoothing. I really don't like these
> "disembodied" atoms, does anyone know of any tricks to make them connect
> back to the main chain?
>
> Many thanks,
> Steffen
>
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Hi,

  instead of 'coil' use 'turn' for the residue with a side chain attached.
This will force the coil to go
  through the CA position.
  Hope this helps.

   Lothar Esser

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