[Chimera-users] Chimera polar and nonpolar surface area

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Sep 18 09:36:42 PDT 2019

Hi Daniel,
We’re glad Chimera has been useful to you.  I’m guessing this is some kind of class assignment because others have been asking the same question lately.

Please see this recent response, and links therein:

…including the following, which has with more details starting at the fifth paragraph, “However, you can get the total surface area given some range of hydrophobicity values…”

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

> On Sep 18, 2019, at 7:41 AM, Danny Turin <turin005 at umn.edu> wrote:
> Dear Sirs and Madames,
> I first want to start by sharing my appreciation with you for creating this program. It has been very helpful in my biochemistry course.  I have been using the program to compute the total area and volume.  Is there a way to only select either the polar or non-polar residue in the surface structure to determine volume and area. 
> Thank you for your time.
> Sincerely,
> --Daniel Turin 
> University of Minnesota
> Class of 2021, B.S. Health Sciences 
> l turin005 at umn.edu l (651)-600-0805 l 

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