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Conformation vs. Residue Number

  The following example file shows how to produce a print or plot file that indicates the deviations of bonds and bond, dihedral, and improper angles from ideality as a function of residue number. This information is useful for crystallographic refinement (Chapter 13) as well as NMR structure refinement (Chapter 18). It can be used to localize problems in the refined coordinates.


The following Mathematica file was used to produce the plot shown in Fig. 5.1. The information is plotted as a function of sequential residue number.


The resulting plot looks like this:

Figure 5.1: Geometry vs. residue number.  

The correspondence between sequential residue number and actual residue identifier can be established by issuing the following statements:    

vector ident (store1) ( tag )
vector show element ( store1 ) ( attr store1 > 0 )
A particular residue identifier can be queried by saying
vector ident (store1) ( tag )
vector show element ( store1 ) ( attr store1 = 41 )
which will show the residue identifier that corresponds to the 41st sequential residue.

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