[phenixbb] Inability to connect the N and C terminal of peptide to form a peptid bond of a circular peptide structure

Nigel Moriarty nwmoriarty at lbl.gov
Sun Aug 14 08:39:35 PDT 2022


I think the issue is that you "made a link" in Coot which is not honoured
by Phenix. To "make a link" in Phenix you need to do one of three things.
See the documentation here.


Also, if you send me the model directly, I will take a look at it to see if
it can be automated.



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On Sat, Aug 13, 2022 at 10:00 PM Jiang Xu <foxjuly at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Guys,
>     I have a circular peptide structure solved from Xtal. The peptide is
> actually a circular peptide that has the N terminal and C terminal joined
> together by a peptide bond. When refining the structure, I had a problem
> getting the C-N terminal (between G34 and S2) joined together by the
> peptide bond. I even made a link between the C terminal carbon atom and N
> terminal N atom in coot and used this model as the input model to do the
> refinement using Phenix.refine. It seemed that the program didn't consider
> the link made in coot as a valid bond and intentionally avoid forming a
> bond between the C atom and the N atom. So, how can I solve this problem?
> Thank you,
> Best regards,
> Jiang
> Lin Chen Lab
> University of Southern California
> P.S.
> coot manually made link between the C and N terminal
> [image: unnamed.jpg]
> After refinement
> [image: unnamed (1).jpg]
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