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A molecular census of 26S proteasomes in intact neurons. Asano S, Fukuda Y et al. Science. 2015 Jan 23;347(6220):439-42.

Structure of mega-hemocyanin reveals protein origami in snails. Gatsogiannis C, Hofnagel O et al. Structure. 2015 Jan 6;23(1):93-103.

Structure and inhibition of EV-D68, a virus that causes respiratory illness in children. Liu Y, Sheng J et al. Science. 2015 Jan 2;347(6217):71-4.

Rqc2p and 60S ribosomal subunits mediate mRNA-independent elongation of nascent chains. Shen PS, Park J et al. Science. 2015 Jan 2;347(6217):75-8.

Structure of a mammalian ryanodine receptor. Zalk R, Clarke OB et al. Nature. 2015 Jan 1;517(7532):44-9.

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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.

October 23, 2014

A production release candidate (v1.10) is available; please try it and report any problems. 64-bit builds are now 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, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS P41-GM103311).

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Interactive Shadows

Interactive shadows (shadows that move as structures are moved) can be enabled in the Effects dialog or with the command set shadows. Click the image to show a small molecule rotating above a rectangular plane. This simple animation was made with the Chimera command script tumble.com. Interactive shadows also work with ribbons and surfaces.

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Annotated Green Fluorescent Protein

BILD format was used in Chimera to annotate the barrel structure of green fluorescent protein with its centroid, major axis (red arrow), and an enclosing cylinder (shown with green hoops). The BILD file green.bild was generated with the python program green.py using the coordinates in green.pdb. Gallery entry courtesy of Mike Ess, Yeast Resource Center, University of Washington. (More samples...)