[phenixbb] Question about restrain of a nonstandard peptide

Yufan Wu y.wu at bioc.uzh.ch
Thu Jun 30 08:28:50 PDT 2016

Dear Phenix Developers/Users,

I have a question regarding how to generate a correct restrain for a whole nonstandard peptide and how do run refinement correctly.

The nonstandard peptide in my structure is pepstatin A (IVA Val Val STA Ala STA).

I manually put the pepstatin A in the density and generated the cif files for IVA and STA and run the refinement with them. 

After refinement, the whole pepstatin A explored as pieces, which I guess the program treated the pepstatin A as single amino acids. 

By the way, I also manual input the “LINK” information in the input pdb file as below,

LINK         C   VAL L   3                 N   STA L   4     1555   1555        
LINK         N   ALA L   5                 C   STA L   4     1555   1555        
LINK         C   ALA L   5                 N   STA L   6     1555   1555

And also, when I use the “Real Space Refine Zone” by clicking two atoms for the whole pepstatin A in coot, it exploded again, although I input the same cif file in coot as well.

The data quality is not good (2.9 A with CC1/2=12), thus it is difficult to place amino acid individually to fit the destiny.

In the PDB, there are several structures containing the pepstatin A, such as 4TVG, 4AUC. They have the pepatatin A sequence as VVVXAX, but none of them lists the constrains.

Would you please help me and let me know how can I continue with refinement? Please let me know if you need more information.

Thank you vey much!

Yufan Wu


Yufan Wu
The Plueckthun Lab
www.bioc.uzh.ch/plueckthun <http://www.bioc.uzh.ch/plueckthun>Phone: +41 44 635 5574

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