[Chimera-users] A question about subunit chain-letter ID.

T-I ignatiou at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 04:36:45 PDT 2016


Hi Elaine,

thank you for the advice..

its works now.

cheers
Ti

On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 9:21 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> On Jun 22, 2016, at 1:14 PM, T-I <ignatiou at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear Elaine,
> > I'm a student from London and I have a quick question for you.
> >
> > I have a single pdb file consisting of 7 separate subunit chains (with
> TER between each chain).
> >
> > I would like to know how to assign an identifying chain letter to each
> of those subunit chains (i.e, from A to G).without having to manually copy
> and paste columns of chain letters into the pdb text file.
> >
> > This way when i scroll over each pdb chain in Chimera  i will be able to
> see the chain letter too.
> >
> > Can this chain letter ID assignment be done directly in Chimera?.....
> and if so,  how and which tool do i need to use.?
> > Thank you for your assistance.
> > Ti
> >
>
> Dear Ti,
> I think you can use the “Change Chain IDs” tool (in menu under Tools…
> Structure Editing). If I recall correctly, even though you don’t already
> have chain IDs, the parts separated by TER will be listed separately in the
> dialog and you can specify a new ID for each.
> <
> http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/editing/changechains.html
> >
>
> There is also a “changechains” to do basically the same thing, but it only
> handles chains that already have IDs that are different from each other.
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/changechains.html>
>
> 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
>
> P.S. we generally recommend sending questions to the chimera-users list,
> CC’d here
>
>
>
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