Find best ellipsoid to cover protein


Determines the best ellipsoid to describe a protein


This server draws an ellips that describes the protein you enter. I am not sure whether thsi is really `the best` ellipsoid. What WHAT IF calculates are the eigenvalues of the atomic constallation. When I draw the ellipsoid in 3D I normally observe some residues that stick out of the ellips and roughly equally many spots where the ellisoid surface is outside the protein surface. I am reasonably certain that the lengths of three ellipsoid vectors (the three egenvectors EV) represent well the radii of gyration in the three directions.
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Molecule describing ellipsoid If you have detected any error, or have any question or suggestion, please send an Email to Gert Vriend.
Roland Krause, Maarten L Hekkelman, Jens E Nielsen, Gert Vriend.

Last modified Mon Jan 29 12:33:00 2018