Part 1. Source of structural data
We start by reviewing the set of options that allows one to specify a PDB formatted file with the macromolecule of interest (e.g., protein or DNA/RNA) to be used as input for rendering.
Both the Protein Data Bank
deposited entries and the
custom files can be submitted to the POLYVIEW
server. Lines with
For protein structures registered in PDB, one can choose between the
NOTE: Definition of biological unit is not a straight forward task and may not be always defined unambiguously. That is why different sources may sometimes provide alternative multimeric structures. The user can refer to Proteopedia to read more on this issue. Furthermore, if someone is not satisfied with definition of biological unit by PISA, one can create an alternative model, e.g., using the MakeMultimer utility, and subsequently submit it as a custom file to POLYVIEW-3D for visualization.
Last modified: Thu Feb 9 13:22:22 EST 2012