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molscript and side chains

Per Kraulis krpx at desmond.sto.pharmacia.se
Fri Aug 30 05:41:37 EST 1996

> > 3lcid at qucdn.queensu.ca (Carl) writes:
> > >Does anyone know how to get side chains to connect with a ribbon
> > >trace when using molscript?

The beta-strand arrows do not pass through the CA positions (except at
the ends), by their very nature. So it is difficult to get proper
connections between a side-chain and the strand arrow. The suggestion
about including CA atoms as CPK is possibly useful.

Evans_P wrote:
> Use the "turn" command rather than "coil". This goes through the CA
> positions. No cure for helix or strand though.

This is the solution I use for this problem.

Just a minor comment: The helix representation in MolScript *does* go
through the CA positions, so the problem does not arise with helices.

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