[Chimera-users] building DNA

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 9 09:15:14 PDT 2013


On Apr 8, 2013, at 6:42 AM, Muhammad ALi wrote:

> hi 
> can we make a DNA model with chimera???

Hello,
Although you can build very approximate DNA in Chimera with the "rna" command <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/rna.html>, the result is rough and mainly just for viewing.  If you are planning to do detailed modeling or further calculations with the DNA, I would recommend not using Chimera, but instead some other program.

For example, here are some web servers that I believe will build DNA:
<http://structure.usc.edu/make-na/>
<http://w3dna.rutgers.edu/index.php/rebuild>

Elaine
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco




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