[Chimera-users] Splitting an pdb with multiple proteins

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jun 9 16:49:52 PDT 2016

Hi Jochen,
This information is already imported, and when you mouse over the chain, it is shown in the “status message” area across the bottom of the Chimera window.  

I tested just now, and the information is retained and can be shown in the same way after “split” is used.  However, it is not automatically used as the model names.
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 Jun 9, 2016, at 4:05 AM, Jochen Baßler <jochen.bassler at bzh.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I´m frequently looking at pdb´s that contain multiple chains, like ribosomes or preribosomes (e.g. Pdb  3JCT).
> Is there a way to import the information from the pdb database, which tells you the name of the chains?
> Chain A = rpl2
> Chain B = Rpl4 etc.
> Cool would be to split the pdb into multiple models that have the name from the pdb database.
> (It is quite annoying to have a pdb with nearly 60 different chains and you have to spend half a day to rename the chains or to create individual models, before analyzing the structure)
> Thanks for suggestions and solutions
> Best wishes
> Jochen

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