[Chimera-users] simple question

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Nov 25 08:23:40 PST 2016

Hi Arthur,
If you are showing ribbon, it suppresses the display of backbone atoms.  To enable showing both backbone atoms and ribbon at the same time for the same residue, you would need to use command “ribbackbone”.   (Then you may still need to display the atoms after that.)  Alternatively you can hide the ribbon for just that residue (e.g. select it and then use Actions…Ribbon… hide) and then show whatever of its atoms that you want.  However, it will then be detached from the rest of the ribbon and look like it is floating.  Yet another approach is to not use any ribbons for that figure.
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Nov 24, 2016, at 4:21 PM, A G Szabo <agszabo at bell.net> wrote:

> I should be able to find this but haven’t looked too hard.
> I am interested in a salt bridge between the C-terminal carboxylate and a Lys residue  in the protein. I know how to visualize the Lys side chain, and the C-terminal residue.
> How do I visualize the carboxylate terminus? I tried backbone only actions, but nothing worked.
> Thanks
> AGSzabo

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