[Chimera-users] Splitting an pdb with multiple proteins

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jun 9 16:51:49 PDT 2016

It is also listed in the reply log as the structure is opened.


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

> On Jun 9, 2016, at 4:49 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Jochen,
> This information is already imported, and when you mouse over the chain, it is shown in the “status message” area across the bottom of the Chimera window.  
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/chimerawindow.html>
> I tested just now, and the information is retained and can be shown in the same way after “split” is used.  However, it is not automatically used as the model names.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> ----------
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
>> On Jun 9, 2016, at 4:05 AM, Jochen Baßler <jochen.bassler at bzh.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I´m frequently looking at pdb´s that contain multiple chains, like ribosomes or preribosomes (e.g. Pdb  3JCT).
>> Is there a way to import the information from the pdb database, which tells you the name of the chains?
>> Chain A = rpl2
>> Chain B = Rpl4 etc.
>> Cool would be to split the pdb into multiple models that have the name from the pdb database.
>> (It is quite annoying to have a pdb with nearly 60 different chains and you have to spend half a day to rename the chains or to create individual models, before analyzing the structure)
>> Thanks for suggestions and solutions
>> Best wishes
>> Jochen
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