[Molvis-list] no chain designation

timothy driscoll molvisions at mac.com
Wed Nov 17 10:37:10 EST 2004

On 2004-11-16 (12:59) Miguel wrote:

>Tim wrote:
>>the residue numbers for this propeptide (file 3PBH) are 1P-62P; the
>>rest of the protein starts at residue 1.  note that the propiece
>>residue numbers include the 'P'; this is not a chain designation.
>These are insertion codes.
>RasMol/Chime does not handle them.
>For those who may be wanting to work with this kind of thing in Jmol
>Jmol handles insertion codes using a ^ caret syntax. The caret is
>required to avoid ambiguity with a chain designation. So, in this
>case the syntax to select the propeptide would be
>select 1^P-62^P
>And saying
>select 62
>Would select only residue 62, not residue 62^P

ah, insertion codes.  that explains it.  and points for Jmol for
handling them. :-)


Timothy Driscoll
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