Windows Protein Data Bank, WPDB

This program is offered free from the Computational Center for Macromolecular Structures (CCMS) of the San Diego Supercomputer Center. WPDB comes with a compressed PDB database of 320 proteins and nucleic acids chosen to represent unique structures, and a means to search for structures of interest. Version 2.0 was released in 1995, and comes zipped into a file larger than 6 megabytes. It provides limited viewing capabilities, and can use RasMol as a viewer for more sophisticated viewing. Its strengths include sequence alignment, structure superposition, secondary structure assignment, contact maps, and profiles of volume, hydrophobicity, polarity, isoelectric point, and mean exposure.

An excellent introduction and tutorial explaining typical uses is available at the source for the WPDB package.

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