[Chimera-users] Fwd: distance between 2 residues

Damien Larivière damien.lariviere at fourmentinguilbert.org
Mon Jan 17 10:12:52 PST 2011

Hi everyone,

As explain in the Chimera user guide, I used the command such like 
distance  #0.2:246 at N#0.5:131 at N to measure the distance between two atoms 
of interest.

To be more explicit regarding my first email, it was necessary to 
re-edit the pdb file and to assign a model number to each chain. In the 
example above, the chain B is named model 2 (then model 0.2 in Chimera) 
and the chain D is named model 5 (then model 0.5 in Chimera).

It works fine but I suppose that there is a simpler and more direct way 
to specify the chain in the command?

Many thanks


-------- Message original --------
Sujet: 	distance between 2 residues
Date : 	Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:09:11 +0100
De : 	Damien Larivière <damien.lariviere at fourmentinguilbert.org>
Pour : 	chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu

Dear all,

I would like to know the (mean or approximative) distance between two
residues within a protein (let's say Res 5 of chain A and Res 246 of
chain C).

I suppose that I have to select one atom in each of the residues and use
the Distance tool. I confess I have trouble to do so, either by picking
in the viewport or by using the atom identifier. May you tell me a
simple way to achieve such a distance?

Many thanks for your help


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