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Ribosome PyMOL Plugin

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Type PyMOL Plugin
Author(s) abelew
License GPLv2


A small plugin containing functions to make working with multi-pdb structures easier, most notably ribosomes. The menu options include a call-out to a csv file containing all (as of ~2012) the extant pdb entries with ribosomal structures. It includes functionality to color modified bases (pseudouridines and methyls) for those species I found referenced annotations. Similarly, it includes helix definitions using the comparative rna web site: for those species that I wanted to play with the tRNA entrance tunnel.

Example of use

Perform a git pull using the instructions at: Depending on your installation of pymol, you may need to set the environment variable 'PYMOL_HOME' in order for the plugin installer to succeed. Once complete, click on 'Plugin -> Ribosome' and to view my favorite ribosome:

'Ribosomes by species' -> 'Saccharomyces cerevisiae' -> 'Yusupov 2011'

"The Eukaryotic Ribosome at 3.0A resolution." For extra fun, click 'Helices' and take a tour of the yeast ribosome!