[Chimera-users] How to make trimer by Chimara?
meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Nov 23 09:19:18 PST 2019
Dear Wisoot Chanit,
It is recommended to send Chimera questions to chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu (CC’d here).
As mentioned in the manual page, the Modeller interface in Chimera can only be used to make monomers. Although Modeller by itself can model multimers, the GUI to run it in Chimera is simpler and only has the most common options.
So if you are using Chimera, you could first model a monomer and save it to a file. Then you could open 3 copies of that monomer model and match them onto the 3 chains in a trimer structure. There is a manual page for the Modeller tool in Chimera and also a tutorial with an example. See also the manual page on superposition (matching structures in 3D).
Our newer ChimeraX program has an improved Modeller interface that can model a trimer, however, if the template is a trimer. So another possibility is to use the ChimeraX program instead of Chimera.
Yet another possibility is to download Modeller and learn how to use it directly, but that would take more time and effort.
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco
> On Nov 23, 2019, at 6:10 AM, Wisoot Chanit <wchanit at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Dr.Elaine Meng,
> I am a new user of Chimera and have been searching for methods to do comparative modeling of rotavirus structure.
> I have read your post (CCL: Monomer to Trimer), but I still questions.
> My aim is to make a homology modeling protein of VP7 protein of rotavirus using 3FMG pdb as a template. I do not know how to impose three monomers into the template.
> My amino acid sequence is
> Rotavirus G3 :
> Could you please guide me how I can find a protocol to make a homology model? I tried to follow the attached paper.
> Thank you very much.
> Wisoot Chanit
> CCL: Monomer to Trimer
> <High prevalence of G3 rotavirus in hospitalized children in Rawalpindi, Pakistan during 2014.pdf>
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