Dragging proteins and alignments into Strap
Proteins can be dragged not only from the local file system but also from the web browser.
Results from bioinformatics services are often presented as database links like
As a test, drag this link into the Strap application. The
amino acid sequence will be loaded into Strap. Dragging requires some skill. It
should be performed slowly. Some browsers require the link to be
dragged first up and then sidewards.
As an example of a bioinformatics service go
Zinc finger proteins in NCBI
and drag the entries directly
into Strap. See Overview of
all supported Web-resources
Also see Movie loading proteins
During Drag-and-Drop the
mouse arrow will change, indicating, that the Drag-and-Drop
operation is currently performed. In addition, a status message appears in Strap.
PDB-structures can be dragged directly into a 3D-Backbone view such that the protein will be displayed together with the proteins already present in the 3D-view.
PDB-files that contain only hetero structures or DNA/RNA nucleotide structures can be dragged onto a protein label to associate the hetero compound with the peptide chain.
In case a dragged link is not recognized,
please contact the maintainer of that web page
and send a mail to christoph.gille ( a ) charite.de
Images (jpg, png, gif and bmp) can be dragged onto one or several selected protein labels.
Try , or .
If dropped on a named residue selection, the image will serve as the background image for the selected residues.
Find more icons in the Web like:
Limitations: Images cannot be dragged if they are a hyper-link.
The following will not work:
Select the text in the following box and drag it to Strap.
Same amount of left space in all lines. When you select the text please pay attention to mark the first line completely, including the leading space of the first line.
Two Uniprot entries separated by "//"
More examples can be found at
When selecting the text please make sure that the text selection contains exactly the protein format text. Leading and trailing blank lines are ignored.