[Chimera-users] Labeling Residues

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Dec 1 12:17:22 PST 2004

Hello Dr. Molnar,
There are a multitude of different ways to make selections.

Here is the general "selection" man page:

In brief, if you knew where it was on the screen, you could pick it
with the mouse (Ctrl-click).  If you only know the number you could
select it in the command line:
   select :200    (if no chain ID), or
   select :200.a    (if the residue is in chain A)
(you have to give the chain ID if there is one, since there could be
another residue 200 in some other chain).

Yet another way is to use the sequence panel.
(first open the Model Panel from the Favorites menu, and then in
the Model Panel choose the model of interest on the left and
click the "sequence..." button on the right).

sequence panel man page:

In the sequence panel:  when you mouse over the
sequence, the actual numbers in the structure are reported.
You can just highlight (in the sequence panel) the residue you
want; the default behavior is to select that residue in the

Hope this helps,

On Dec 1, 2004, at 12:14 PM, Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. wrote:

> Thanks, both you and Elaine, for your reply
> First of all, I had made the Action selections you outlined below.
> Now, I hate to be so dense (although, after a lifetime of practice at
> it, I think that I'm rather good at being dense), but how do I select
> the particular residue that I want to label in 1qti so that I can cut
> and paste the information.  The reason that I want to label it in the
> first place is so that I can identify the residue in the graphics
> window.  Certainly Select/Residue/Name lets me pick all of the serine
> residues in the protein, but I only want one of them labeled.
> I hope that I haven't made my question even more murky than it
> origionally was.
> Eagerly awaiting your further explanation.
> Thanks in advance.
> -- 
> Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.		    Life is a fuzzy set
> Foundation for Chemistry		    Stochastic and multivariant
> http://www.geocities.com/FoundationForChemistry

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