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Usage Guidelines:
These web services are provided for analysis of individual structures, not batch runs.

Walkthroughs, tutorials, and usage FAQs:

Evaluate X-ray structure: Typical steps for a published X-ray crystal structure or one still undergoing refinement.

Evaluate NMR structure: Typical steps for a published NMR ensemble or one still undergoing refinement.

Fix up structure: Rebuild the model to remove outliers as part of the refinement cycle.

Work with kinemages: Create and view interactive 3-D graphics from your web browser.

Guide to Reduce options: Learn about adding hydrogens to a structure for all-atom contact analysis.

Guide to validation options: Choose validations appropriate to a structure.

What's new in 4.3.1:

  • This versioned release is timed to correspond with the Phenix 1.11 official release, and is expected to work with the corresponding version of the cctbx project.
  • Update to Omegalyze kinemage output - markup now offset from backbone to reduce overlap with other markups.
  • Ramachandran analysis reports alternate conformations more comprehensively at the residue level. Ramachandran summary statistics are given for alternate A only where applicable.
  • Reduce het dictionary updated - hydrogens now available for more ligands.
  • Reduce no longer rotates methionine sidechain methyls.

What's new in 4.3:

  • New NQH coordinate regularization method after flips in Reduce: a three-step process attempting to match existing coordinates replaces cctbx-based optimization
  • Updates to Omegalyze kinemage output - markup defaults to 'off', separate colors for cis-pro (sea), cis-nonpro (lime), and all twisted (yellow).
  • Improved error catching, with 'how to fix it' notes for common formatting errors

What's new in 4.2:

  • Cis-peptide identification, markup and statistics now available.
  • CaBLAM Cα-based validation of protein backbone and secondary structure now available.
  • Rotamer validation now uses Top8000 rotamer distributions. Favored vs Allowed distinction introduced for rotamers.
  • New coloring scheme in multicriterion chart encodes outlier severity at a glance.
  • Online tutorial explaining markup and methods
  • We now use a conformation-dependent library (CDL) from Dunbrack and Karplus for geometry analysis if requested.

What's new in 4.1:

  • Validation analysis now powered by CCTBX. Also adds geometry regularization for N/Q/H flip corrections. Read more about this change here.
  • Alternate conformations now handled for validation analysis.

Citations, science, and technical FAQs:

Cite MolProbity: Chen et al. (2010) MolProbity: all-atom structure validation for macromolecular crystallography. Acta Crystallographica D66:12-21.


Davis et al. (2007) MolProbity: all-atom contacts and structure validation for proteins and nucleic acids. Nucleic Acids Research 35:W375-W383.

Cite KiNG: Chen et al. (2009) KiNG (Kinemage, Next Generation): A versatile interactive molecular and scientific visualization program. Protein Science 18:2403-2409.

Cite CCTBX: Grosse-Kunstleve et al. (2002) The Computational Crystallography Toolbox: crystallographic algorithms in a reusable software framework. J. Appl. Cryst. 35:126-136.

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