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ChimeraX specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_29366
Name ChimeraX
Alternative name UCSF ChimeraX
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface, Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages Python
Computer skills Advanced
Version 0.7
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Thomas E. Ferrin

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ChimeraX citations


Cryo EM structure of the nucleosome containing the ALB1 enhancer DNA sequence

Open Biol
PMCID: 5881032
PMID: 29563192
DOI: 10.1098/rsob.170255

[…] otential map of the ALB1 nucleosome reconstruction with UCSF Chimera []. The local resolution map of the ALB1 nucleosome was created by RESMAP []. Iso-electron potential surfaces were visualized with UCSF ChimeraX [] using the ambient occlusion shader (c) and UCSF Chimera [] (figures  and ). […]


General Prediction of Peptide MHC Binding Modes Using Incremental Docking: A Proof of Concept

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5847594
PMID: 29531253
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-22173-4

[…] Cartoon representations of the MHCs, cross-section views of the binding clefts, and side view images of the peptides were obtained with the UCSF Chimera and UCSF ChimeraX packages. These packages are developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco (supported by NIGMS P41-GM103311). […]


Skeletal myosin binding protein C isoforms regulate thin filament activity in a Ca2+ dependent manner

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5805719
PMID: 29422607
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21053-1

[…] Accurate matching of reconstructions to each other was essential to determine whether MyBP-C N-termini resulted in tropomyosin movement. This was achieved using ChimeraX, as described previously. Reconstructions were fitted with atomic models of F-actin or F-actin-tropomyosin using the ChimeraX “fit in map” tool. […]


Understanding the Role of Intrinsic Disorder of Viral Proteins in the Oncogenicity of Different Types of HPV

Int J Mol Sci
PMCID: 5796147
PMID: 29315236
DOI: 10.3390/ijms19010198

[…] The obtained models were visualized and inspected through the software UCSF ChimeraX [] and PyMOL 2.0 []. […]


Automating tasks in protein structure determination with the clipper python module

PMCID: 5734304
PMID: 28901669
DOI: 10.1002/pro.3299

[…] t has been released under the terms of the GNU Lesser Public Licence (LGPL v3). There are several ways of obtaining it: through CCP4 or CCP‐EM (either as binary distributions or as source code), as a ChimeraX plugin and, in the near future, as a regular Python package installable by issuing the pip install clipper_python command. Also, sources are available through GitHub ( […]


Prospective investigation of FOXP1 syndrome

Mol Autism
PMCID: 5655854
PMID: 29090079
DOI: 10.1186/s13229-017-0172-6
call_split See protocol

[…] and prior studies on to this structure. Visual inspection of the FOXP1 domain structure and the three-dimensional superposition was performed using UCSF Chimera 1.10.1 []. Figures were prepared using UCSF ChimeraX. […]


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ChimeraX institution(s)
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
ChimeraX funding source(s)
Supported by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, grant P41- GM103311.

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