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[X-plor] Quipping about clamping...

Gerard DVD Kleywegt via x-plor%40net.bio.net (by gerard from xray.bmc.uu.se)
Fri Feb 3 15:47:40 EST 2012

Hi all,

As many of you know by now, the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; 
http://pdbe.org) regularly produces Quips, short interactive stories about 
QUite Interesting Pdb Structures (http://pdbe.org/quips). Quips articles 
address biologically interesting aspects of one or more PDB entries from a 
structural perspective, using animated and interactive graphics views and 
usually a mini-tutorial or suggestions for further exploration using PDBe 
tools, services and resources.

Today a new interactive Quips story was released, exploring the structure of 
bacterial polymerase III and in particular the beta-clamp and its interaction 
with DNA. The accompanying mini-tutorial shows how you can explore a structure 
further and produce your own customised views using the OpenAstexViewer (which 
is used in Quips for 3D animations and graphics).

To access this Quips episode, point your browser at: 

To go straight to the OpenAstexViewer tutorial, surf to: 

There is also an RSS feed that informs you whenever there is a new Quips 
article available. For links to this and several other feeds, see 

If you have an interesting structure whose story you would like to tell (with 
our help) in the form of a Quips article, please contact us at pdbe from ebi.ac.uk


Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
gerard from ebi.ac.uk ..................... pdbe.org
Secretary: Pauline Haslam  pdbe_admin from ebi.ac.uk

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