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A 12 Å carotenoid translocation in a photoswitch associated with cyanobacterial photoprotection. Leverenz RL, Sutter M et al. Science. 2015 Jun 26;348(6242):1463-6.

2.2 Å resolution cryo-EM structure of β-galactosidase in complex with a cell-permeant inhibitor. Bartesaghi A, Merk A et al. Science. 2015 Jun 5;348(6239):1147-51.

DOCK 6: Impact of new features and current docking performance. Allen WJ, Balius TE et al. J Comput Chem. 2015 Jun 5;36(15):1132-56.

Structural organization of an intact phycobilisome and its association with photosystem II. Chang L, Liu X et al. Cell Res. 2015 Jun;25(6):726-37.

Atomic structure of anthrax protective antigen pore elucidates toxin translocation. Jiang J, Pentelute BL et al. Nature. 2015 May 28;521(7553):545-9.

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January 9, 2015

Chimera production release 1.10.1 is now available. 64-bit builds are recommended for all capable platforms, and the 1.10 series will be the last to support OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the release notes for details.

November 5, 2014

Chimera production release 1.10 is now available. 64-bit builds are recommended for all capable platforms, and v1.10 will be the last to support OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the release notes for what's new.

October 23, 2014

A production release candidate (v1.10) is available; please try it and report any problems. 64-bit builds are now recommended for all capable platforms, and v1.10 will be the last to support OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the release notes for what's new.

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UCSF Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles. High-quality images and animations can be generated. Chimera includes complete documentation and several tutorials, and can be downloaded free of charge for academic, government, non-profit, and personal use. Chimera is developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS P41-GM103311).

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2D Labels and Arrows

Text, symbols, and arrows of multiple colors and sizes can be added to the Chimera display using the 2D Labels tool or the command 2dlabels. These annotations are drawn “in the plane of the screen” in front of any displayed objects and do not move when the objects are moved. 2D labels and arrows are included in saved images and movies, and can be faded in or out over a specified number of frames.

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Peroxiredoxin Wreath

Peroxiredoxins are enzymes that help cells cope with stressors such as high levels of reactive oxygen species. The image shows a decameric peroxiredoxin from human red blood cells (Protein Data Bank entry 1qmv), styled as a holiday wreath. (More samples...)