[Chimera-users] AA and DNA base-pair substitutions

Jim Procter jimp at compbio.dundee.ac.uk
Mon Jan 22 08:49:16 PST 2007

David Segal wrote:
> Dear Chimera-users,
> I would often like to take a pdb of a protein-DNA complex and just change
> one aa or one base pair. Can Chimera do this? If not, does anyone know of
> free software that can (for example, Swiss-PDB Viewer can mutate an aa, but
> not a base).
Two chimera commands do this: 'swapaa' and 'swapna' - which take as a 
first argument the amino acid or nucleic acid three letter code, and as 
a second the range of residues that are to be substituted. For example :
swapaa ala :1-15
(the command line is opened via the favourites menu)

Jim Procter

J. B. Procter (VAMSAS Project) Barton Bioinformatics Research Group
Phone/Fax:+44(0)1382 388734/345764  http://www.compbio.dundee.ac.uk 

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