Supported Applications


  • Description

    a "quick" evaluation of steric packing in protein structures. Amino acid side chains are not represented in full atomic detail. Instead, one or more averaged centers of interaction per residue are used. A measure of the quality of side chain packing is determined from the available spherical space available to each residue. Additionally, an empirical pairwise residue contact potential can be used to estimate the correctness of model protein structures.

  • Primary Citation*

    L. M. Gregoret and F. E. Cohen. 1990. A Novel Method for the Rapid Evaluation of Packing in Protein Structures. J Mol Biol. 211(4): 959-974.

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  • Keywords

    Analysis, Visualization

  • Default Versions

    Linux 64:  1.1
    OS X INTEL:  1.1

  • Other Available Versions

      Linux 32:

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  • Developers

    Fred Cohen.