The Sequence Panel Sequence icon

Sequences can be viewed using either of the following approaches:

Sequence Panel
There is a separate sequence panel for each chosen model; the amino acid or nucleotide sequence of each chain in the model is shown. Only bonded chains of more than one residue are shown. Each chain is named according to its chain ID in the input file; if there is no chain ID, the chain is called the Principal chain.

Standard residue names are converted to standard one-letter codes. In addition, certain nonstandard residues are assigned the same one-letter codes as closely related standard residues:

MODRES records in PDB input files are used to identify further relationships between nonstandard and standard residues (and thus translations from nonstandard residue names to standard one-letter codes).

Placing the cursor over a residue in the sequence shows the residue number and name above the sequence. Stretches of color behind the sequence indicate secondary structure: goldenrod for helix and lime green for beta strand (see the named colors). Protein helix and strand assignments are taken from the input structure file or generated with ksdssp.

When the checkbox designated Sequence selection selects graphics is activated, selecting a sequence segment within the sequence panel causes selection of the corresponding residues in the main graphics window. When the checkbox designated Graphics selection selects sequence is activated, a selection in the graphics window causes selection of the corresponding segment(s) within the sequence panel. Both checkboxes are on by default.

It is possible to find occurrences of a particular sequence string or pattern within the model; clicking the Find button at the bottom of the panel initiates the search.

Close dismisses the Sequence Panel; Help brings up a browser window containing this manual page.

UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory / March 2006