Quips about "stunning" software and the first structure it helped solve
- Hi all,
The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) regularly produces Quips,
short stories about QUite Interesting Pdb Structures (pdbe.org/quips). Quips
address biologically interesting aspects of one or more PDB entries, coupled
with interactive graphics views and often a mini-tutorial or suggestions for
further exploration using PDBe services and resources.
Today another Quips episode was released. It looks back at the first crystal
structure that was solved with the program Phaser and also tries to explain in
(almost) layman's terms how Molecular Replacement works. The accompanying
mini-tutorial shows you how to do multiple structure superimposition using
The Quips story can be found here: http://pdbe.org/quips?story=Phaser
There is also an RSS feed that informs you whenever there is a new Quips
article available. For links to this and several other feeds, see
If you have an interesting structure whose story you would like to tell (with
our help) in the form of a Quips episode, please contact us at pdbe@...
Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
gerard@... ..................... pdbe.org
Secretary: Pauline Haslam pdbe_admin@...