[gmx-users] length of beta sheet

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Sat Dec 27 15:43:34 CET 2014

On 12/25/14 1:43 AM, pratibha kapoor wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to calculate length of beta sheet. Is this any automatic tool
> to serve the purpose?
> To elaborate, I am aware that dssp can give me whether the residue is in
> beta sheet ("E") or not at each time frame but I want to know exactly how
> many hydrogen bonds are formed by each residue in E (and not just E if
> minimum criterion of two hydrogen bonds is satisfied by DSSP). From this I
> would like to calculate length of beta sheet.
> Any help is highly appreciated.

You can extract this sort of information from the .xpm file that do_dssp writes 
out.  Just parse it with whatever scripting language you like.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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