In article <1994Sep13.153554.18325 at Princeton.EDU> micky at berthaw.princeton.edu (Michael West) writes:
>Does anyone know of a program which will read a protein's pdb file, and then
>make secondary structure assignments to each amino acid? Any suggestions or
>information would be appreciated. Thanks.
You might try the program DSSP from EMBL-Heidelberg. I have found it
very fast and easy to use. It is based on the Kabsch and Sander rules
defined in the reference:
Kabsch, W. and Sander, C.; Dictionary of protein secondary structure:
Pattern recognition of hydrogen-bonded and geometrical features.
Biopolymers 22, 2577-2637 (1983).
I obtained my copy of the program from Dr. Sander by writing to him at
Dr. Chris Sander
D 6900 Heidelberg
Also, his FAX number is +49-6221-387 306. And his e-mail address is
Chris.Sander at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE
The program is free but an academic license must be completed
Jeff Nauss Texas A&M Class of '77
Department of Chemistry Gig 'em, Aggies!
University of Cincinnati