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UCSF MidasPlus Sample Images

Included here are image files and descriptions on how to create them. Some of the tools mentioned are found only on Silicon Graphics workstations, but there may be equivalent tools on other machines. These tools include:

Each image page shows a low-resolution version of the image and describes the scientific model system and the procedure for creating the image file. You can pick the JPEG or TIFF versions to see the 24-bit versions of the images (JPEG images are smaller than the TIFF versions).

Note that how bright the images appear depends (unfortunately) on what kind of computer you are using. For more on this see notes on viewing these images.

All images in the Gallery; ©2004 The Regents, University of California; all rights reserved.

The images:

DNA animation: MPEG version -or- RealPlayer version (latter requires RealPlay software)
A 90 second animation depicting the structure of DNA. Created using MidasPlus and both custom and commercial animation tools. (Warning: The MPEG version is a 52MB file and may take a while to download.)
The structure of Bacteriorhodopsin. Created using the Ribbonjr and Ilabel programs.
bilayer membrane protein
Model of colicin Ia in its membrane-associated state, prior to insertion into the bilayer. Demonstrates use of artificial PDB files for special effects.
boronated porphyrin
A boronated saccharide porphyrin structure showing atoms, bonds, and van der Waals surface. Demonstrates other capabilities of the Neon and Conic programs.
crosseye density
Custom designed peptide that forms a 4 helix bundle. Demonstrates creation of cross eye stereo views.
custom colors
Slip-Loop DNA model. Discusses specifying custom colors for use in images.
density and helices
Bacteriorhodopsin and microscopic and xray density. Created by using Density delegate to show electron density contours
depth cue
Rat Trypsin versus Bovine Trypsin. Highlights how to use depthcuing in Neon.
DNA binding protein
Homeodomain protein segment bound to DNA. Created by mixing Neon "stick" representation with Conic "sphere" representation.
Human Growth Hormone (hGH)
The structure of a Human Growth Hormone. Created using the Ribbonjr and Conic programs.
Thymidylate Synthase-DHFR complex. Details how to make a stereo image with stereo labels.
NMR constraints
Shows MidasPlus' basic NMR distance constraint display capabilities.
Alpha Lytic Protease and two potential substrates. How to use paint programs (if available) for special effects.
Slip-Loop DNA model. Shows use of various Ribbonjr options.
sliced conic
Acetylcholine Receptor. Demonstrates cutting through Conic images to show interiors.
DIP-inhibited Trypsin, space filling and stick models. How to create "semi-transparent" images.
HIV-1 Protease substrate comparison. Created by additional "semi-transparent" image techniques.
two views ipaste
E.coli Bacteriorhodopsin and density. Created by collating multiple images.
walleye density
As for "crosseye density" image. Shows how to create wall eye stereo views

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