[Chimera-users] Curiosity regarding amino acid category in UCSF chimera

Prathvi Singh prathvi at iitk.ac.in
Tue Nov 30 21:50:31 PST 2021


In UCSF chimera, when I go to Select > Residue > Amino Acid Category >
Hydrophobic, the LYSINE residues also get selected. However, according to
the Kyte-Dolittle scale, LYSINE is a fairly hydrophilic residue. Is there
any specific reason why chimera lists them as hydrophobic residues?

Prathvi Singh,
Research Fellow,
Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
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