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Architecture of the chloroplast PSI-NDH supercomplex in Hordeum vulgare. Shen L, Tang K et al. Nature. 2022 Jan 27;601(7894):649–654.

Structure of Hsp90-p23-GR reveals the Hsp90 client-remodelling mechanism. Noddings CM, Wang RY et al. Nature. 2022 Jan 20;601(7893):465-469.

Cryo-EM structures of amyloid-β 42 filaments from human brains. Yang Y, Arseni D et al. Science. 2022 Jan 14;375(6577):167-172.

Single particle cryo-EM structure of the outer hair cell motor protein prestin. Butan C, Song Q et al. Nat Commun. 2022 Jan 12;13(1):290.

Structural basis of branch site recognition by the human spliceosome. Tholen J, Razew M et al. Science. 2022 Jan 7;375(6576):50-57.

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December 8, 2021

The ChimeraX 1.3 production release is available. See the change log for what's new.

October 22, 2021

The ChimeraX 1.3 release candidate is available. Please try it and report any issues. See the change log for what's new.

May 28, 2021

The ChimeraX 1.2 production release is available. See the change log for what's new.

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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 ChimeraX commercial licensing.

ChimeraX is developed with support from National Institutes of Health R01-GM129325 and the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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man and molecule

Virtual Reality

ChimeraX virtual reality works with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Odyssey systems (those supported by SteamVR). Any structures, maps, etc. that can be displayed in ChimeraX can be viewed in the headset and manipulated with the hand controllers. Icon toolbars visible in the headset allow changing the scene display or hand-controller button assignments with a single click. Besides rotation, translation, and zooming, useful functions include labeling, distance measurement, bond rotation, placing markers into a map, and changing map contour levels. Virtual-reality (VR) mode can be turned on and off with the vr command, and the meeting command allows multiple users to share a single session in VR.

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HIV-1 protease B-factor coloring

B-factor Coloring

Atomic B-factor values are read from PDB and mmCIF input files and assigned as attributes that can be shown with coloring and used in atom specification. This example shows B-factor variation within a structure of the HIV-1 protease bound to an inhibitor (PDB 4hvp). For complete image setup, including positioning, color key, and label, see the command file bfactor.cxc.

Additional color key examples can be found in tutorials: Coloring by Electrostatic Potential, Coloring by Sequence Conservation

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