[Molvis-list] protein visualisation

Diana Irwin di12 at cornell.edu
Fri Sep 8 09:54:22 EDT 2006

Dear Phil,
You can send your amino acid sequence (do not include the period at 
the end) to swiss model.
It will use a blast program to match your protein to proteins with 
known structures.  You will receive a file via email containing your 
sequence and any matches swiss model can find.  This file can then be 
opened from within Swiss PDB Viewer and you will see all of the files 
of all the relavent sturctures in the control panel window.  If you 
are new to Swiss PDB Viewer it is important and well worth the time 
to work the tutorials from Gale Rhodes. This very sophisticated and 
useful program works well with PCs and Macs and it is FREE!

Diana Irwin

>hi all
>I'm new to this list, and a complete newbie when it comes to protein
>visualisation, so I hope this question is ok.
>I'm looking for a way to convert a fasta sequence of amino acids into a
>picture of a protein. I've used various sites on thei web, but all of them
>used a blast like search to tell my proteins which were similar to my fasta
>sequence, and gave me their structure.
>I don't mind if the representation isn't accurate, because I'm more
>interested in whether a change in part of the sequence will have an effect
>on the final shape. So I don't need great accuracy, just a rough shape.
>I'm pretty sure that this ab-initio kind of protein visualisation isn't yet
>possible with just one computer, but maybe somebody could point me in the
>right direction.
>Phil P.
>Molvis-list mailing list
>Molvis-list at bioinformatics.org

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