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Atomic structure of Hsp90-Cdc37-Cdk4 reveals that Hsp90 traps and stabilizes an unfolded kinase. Verba KA, Wang RY et al. Science. 2016 Jun 24;352(6293):1542-7.

Structure and membrane remodeling activity of ESCRT-III helical polymers. McCullough J, Clippinger AK et al. Science. 2015 Dec 18;350(6267):1548-51.

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March 28, 2017

An alpha release of ChimeraX is available (Mac, Linux, Windows). For information on features, please see the documentation.

December 22, 2016

ChimeraX pre-release daily builds are available!

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UCSF ChimeraX

UCSF ChimeraX (or simply ChimeraX) is the next-generation molecular visualization program from the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI), following UCSF Chimera. ChimeraX can be downloaded free of charge for academic, government, nonprofit, and personal use. Commercial users, please see licensing.

ChimeraX development is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS P41-GM103311).

Feature Highlight

CellPACK HIV model CellPACK hierarchy in Model Panel

CellPACK Hierarchical Models

A hierarchical model can be fetched from the CellPACK website by specifying its identifier with the open command. The Model Panel reveals the hierarchy and allows showing and hiding various components of the model. Alternatively, parts to be hidden can be selected with the mouse. To make the figure, some core components were hidden using checkboxes in the Model Panel, then a wedge of the remaining outer portion was drag-selected with the mouse and hidden, and finally, the core components were reshown.

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Example Image

The Human Ribosome

The architecture of the human ribosome has been determined at near-atomic resolution by electron microscopy (Anger et al., Nature 497:80 (2013)). The structure, comprising 82 proteins and five RNA molecules, is shown with shadows cast from all directions to accentuate depth. In the background are schematic representations of contacts between the component molecules.

See the image setup script card.cxc using the 'Tis the Season color palette (credit to MrsP). See also the RBVI holiday card gallery.

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