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The 3.8 Å structure of the U4/U6.U5 tri-snRNP: Insights into spliceosome assembly and catalysis. Wan R, Yan C et al. Science. 2016 Jan 29;351(6272):466-75.

A mechanism of viral immune evasion revealed by cryo-EM analysis of the TAP transporter. Oldham ML, Hite RK et al. Nature. 2016 Jan 28;529(7587):537-40.

Structure of transcribing mammalian RNA polymerase II. Bernecky C, Herzog F et al. Nature. 2016 Jan 28;529(7587):551-4.

The structural basis of actin organization by vinculin and metavinculin. Kim LY, Thompson PM et al. J Mol Biol. 2016 Jan 16;428(1):10-25.

MMB-GUI: a fast morphing method demonstrates a possible ribosomal tRNA translocation trajectory. Tek A, Korostelev AA, Flores SC. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan 8;44(1):95-105.

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July 23, 2015

Chimera production release 1.10.2 is now available. Fixes include code signing for Mac OS X installation. The 1.10 series will be the last to support OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the release notes for details.

January 9, 2015

Chimera production release 1.10.1 is now available. 64-bit builds are recommended for all capable platforms, and the 1.10 series will be the last to support OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the release notes for details.

November 5, 2014

Chimera production release 1.10 is now available. 64-bit builds are recommended for all capable platforms, and v1.10 will be the last to support OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the release notes for what's new.

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UCSF Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles. High-quality images and animations can be generated. Chimera includes complete documentation and several tutorials, and can be downloaded free of charge for academic, government, non-profit, and personal use. Chimera is developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS P41-GM103311).

UCSF ChimeraX (or simply ChimeraX) is the next-generation molecular visualization program from the RBVI, following UCSF Chimera. It is in early development and not yet publicly released, with release anticipated sometime in 2016.

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volume plane topography

Topography

Values in a plane of volume data can be shown as heights normal to the plane (a topographic map). When a single plane is displayed with Volume Viewer, the command topography will plot the values as heights in a surface.

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Gallery Sample

Peroxiredoxin Wreath

Peroxiredoxins are enzymes that help cells cope with stressors such as high levels of reactive oxygen species. The image shows a decameric peroxiredoxin from human red blood cells (Protein Data Bank entry 1qmv), styled as a holiday wreath.

See also the RBVI holiday card gallery.

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