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UCSF Chimera specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_03803
Name UCSF Chimera
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCSF_Chimera


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  • person_outline Thomas E. Ferrin

Additional information

Tuto: http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/current/docs/UsersGuide/frametut.html

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UCSF Chimera citations


Structural basis for the recognition of complex type N glycans by Endoglycosidase S

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5951799
PMID: 29760474
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04300-x

[…] Supplementary Table . Atomic coordinates and structure factors have been deposited with the Protein Data Bank, accession code 6EN3. Molecular graphics and structural analyses were performed with the UCSF Chimera package. […]


Structural and immunologic correlates of chemically stabilized HIV 1 envelope glycoproteins

PLoS Pathog
PMCID: 5944921
PMID: 29746590
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006986
call_split See protocol

[…] An initial model was generated based on PDB ID 5CEZ [] and PDB ID 3SE9 [] using UCSF Chimera [], Modeler [] and Coot []. A library of 200 homologous 7-mer peptide fragment coordinates per relevant residue were compiled and used in iterative centroid-representation density-guided […]


Analysis of β tubulin carbendazim interaction reveals that binding site for MBC fungicides does not include residues involved in fungicide resistance

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5940828
PMID: 29740047
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25336-5

[…] king). The docking was performed using the ‘Accurate’ parameter at otherwise default parameters, with no region of interest defined (blind docking). Modeling and docking results were visualized using UCSF Chimera v1.12 software. […]


Structure and mechanism of the two component α helical pore forming toxin YaxAB

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5935710
PMID: 29728606
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04139-2

[…] del.The native YaxB dataset was recorded at 4 Å resolution and phased by molecular replacement on the PaxB crystal structure (Chain A). Homology modeling was performed with MODELER interfaced through UCSF Chimera and the obtained coordinates applied for Patterson search calculations in Phaser. Though appropriate rotation solutions were achieved, the full-length model was unable to be positioned in […]


Probing biological activity through structural modelling of ligand receptor interactions of 2,4 disubstituted thiazole retinoids

PMCID: 5933457
PMID: 29439915
DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2018.02.002

[…] The docked structures of each ligand with the three isoforms of RAR were used as starting models. Any remaining solvent molecules were removed. Missing loops were built with MODELLER (v9.19), via UCSF Chimera. The final protein structures covered residues 182–415 for RARα, 182–411 for RARβ, and 188–419 for RARγ.The ligands were parameterised using Gasteiger point charges in the AMBER ff99sb fo […]


An effector from the Huanglongbing associated pathogen targets citrus proteases

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5928222
PMID: 29712915
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04140-9

[…] ng the default settings. The template used for CsSAG12-1 was CysEP from Ricinus communis (RCSB Protein Data Bank ID 1S4V) with 56% sequence identity. Molecular graphics images were produced using the UCSF Chimera package from the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco (supported by NIH P41 RR-01081). The Chimera interactive graphics […]

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UCSF Chimera institution(s)
Computer Graphics Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Very useful and intuitive program, commandline is available and tight integration with python