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Structure of the yeast oligosaccharyltransferase complex gives insight into eukaryotic N-glycosylation. Wild R, Kowal J et al. Science. 2018 Feb 2;359(6375):545-550.

Cryo-EM structures of PRC2 simultaneously engaged with two functionally distinct nucleosomes. Poepsel S, Kasinath V, Nogales E. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2018 Feb;25(2):154-162.

Structure and mutagenesis reveal essential capsid protein interactions for KSHV replication. Dai X, Gong D et al. Nature. 2018 Jan 25;553(7689):521-525.

A systematic analysis of nucleosome core particle and nucleosome-nucleosome stacking structure. Korolev N, Lyubartsev AP, Nordenskiöld L. Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 24;8(1):1543.

A self-assembled nanoscale robotic arm controlled by electric fields. Kopperger E, List J et al. Science. 2018 Jan 19;359(6373):296-301.

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October 24, 2017

Chimera production release 1.12 is now available (64-bit builds for Windows, Mac, and Linux). See the release notes for details.

September 12, 2017

A production release candidate (version 1.12) is available; please try it and report any problems. See the release notes for what's new.

March 13, 2017

For a nice 3D-printing protocol that uses Chimera, see 3D Printing of Biomolecular Models for Research and Pedagogy by Da Veiga Beltrame, Tyrwhitt-Drake, et al. today in JoVE!

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UCSF Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles. High-quality images and animations can be generated. Chimera includes complete documentation and several tutorials, and can be downloaded free of charge for academic, government, nonprofit, and personal use. Chimera is developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS P41-GM103311).

UCSF ChimeraX (or simply ChimeraX) is the next-generation molecular visualization program from the RBVI, following UCSF Chimera.

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conservation coloring

Coloring by Conservation

A structure can be colored to show attributes such as residue conservation. Opening a sequence alignment in Chimera shows it in Multalign Viewer and automatically associates sequences with structures as appropriate. Residues of alignment-associated structures are assigned conservation values; available measures include entropy, variability, and sum-of-pairs. The figure was created using the PFAM Carb_anhydrase seed alignment PF00194_seed.slx (see image) and includes 2D labels and a color key. See also: mapping sequence conservation

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Peroxiredoxin Wreath

Peroxiredoxins are enzymes that help cells cope with stressors such as high levels of reactive oxygen species. The image shows a decameric peroxiredoxin from human red blood cells (Protein Data Bank entry 1qmv), styled as a holiday wreath.

See also the RBVI holiday card gallery.

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