[Chimera-users] creating additional coordinates to save from BIOMT records

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Dec 9 13:02:15 PST 2009

Hi Irene,

  You use menu File / Save PDB... to save coordinates of additional 
monomers.  I'm guessing you are using the Multiscale dialog.  In that 
case you should select the monomer surfaces you are interested in (ctrl 
click and shift ctrl click to add others to the selection), then use 
Multiscale dialog "Style Show... / Wire".  This will make copies of the 
monomer for those subunits.  You can see the model numbers of those 
copies in Model Panel (Favorites / Model Panel) and you can save them 
with File / Save PDB....


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Chimera-users] creating additional coordinates to save from 
BIOMT    records
From: Irene Newhouse
To: chimera-users
Date: 12/9/09 12:14 PM
> I'm working with a pdb structure that's icosahedral. The surface is 
> tiled with hexamers and pentamers of its single chain. The unit cell 
> contains 4 chains, 3 from a hexamer and 1 from a pentamer. I need to 
> compare the pentamer inter-chain contacts to those in the hexamer, so 
> I immediately thought of Chimera.
> I can generate a pretty picture of hexamers & pentamers on screen, but 
> what I can't seem to figure out how to do is to save additional 
> coordinates for the other units of the pentamer, analogous to saving 
> additional coordinates when you fill out a unit cell using the 
> "Higher-order Structure" utilities.
> Thanks for your help!
> Irene Newhouse
> Res. Corp. U of Hawaii

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