[Chimera-users] structure

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Mar 14 13:36:16 PDT 2013

Hi Mireya,
There are several ways to control chain display individually.   Here are some simple ways:

In the menu you can use Select... Chain to select some chain,  then choose something in the Actions menu to act on it, for example Actions... Ribbon... hide, Actions... Atoms/Bonds hide.

In the command line (show with menu: Favorites... Command Line), there is a syntax to specify model, chain, residue, atom, ...
For example, commands:
~ribbon :.e
(hides ribbon for chain E)
~display ~:.e
(hides atoms for all chains that are NOT chain E)

You might want to take a look at some of the tutorials for learning Chimera, like Getting Started:
.... and more, see Chimera menu: Help... Tutorials.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Mar 14, 2013, at 12:59 PM, Gonzalez, Mireya wrote:

> To whom it should concern
> I am using your chimera on a specific protein that has/display 8 chains (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H) with the same sequence.
> I would like to know how to hide the chains so I can work with one chain at a time in order to see where exactly my compound is binding so I can get the amino acid domain.
> Any help with this matter will be greatly appreciated.

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