10 Free Software for protein 3D structure visualization
In some of my previous posts, I was talking about protein 3D structure modelling. I discussed the basics of protein structure and different methods of protein modelling. You can read them here:
But building a protein structure is not enough you have to visualize your final protein tertiary structure to analyze the result. There are so many good software to visualize the protein structure. here I am giving the list of some of the best and most widely used tools of protein 3D structure visualization
- Visual Molecular Dynamics : can be use for modeling, visualization, and analysis of biological systems such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipid bilayer assemblies. VMD have so many other functions also beside protein structure visualization.
- UCSF Chimera : can be used for 'interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles'
- Polyview-3D : A web server and good point to start with if you don't like to install any software on your computer.
- Swiss pdb viewer : My favorite one. Very light and can work very efficiently. Please watch this beautiful bioinformatic video tutorial to learn to use Swiss pdb viewer. Even you can use Swiss pdb viewer along with SWISS-MODEL for protein homology modeling. You can vier this free bioinformatic video tutorial for detail
First of all, let me clear it that i am not a Bioinformatician. i am simple plant biology researcher who face problem in her daily research life and who bother to post solution of those problem on this webpage. That's it.
Labels: Protein Structure Analysis