Chapter 21.5 KiNG and kinemages
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
Second Online Edition (2012)
Part 21. Structure validation
Published Online: 14 APR 2012
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International Tables for Crystallography
How to Cite
Chen, V. B., Richardson, J. S. and Richardson, D. C. 2012. KiNG and kinemages. International Tables for Crystallography. F:21:21.5:688–693.
- Published Online: 14 APR 2012
KiNG and the kinemage interactive three-dimensional graphics it displays are a powerful yet easy to use system for viewing and analysing structures of macromolecules. Kinemages can be used in a variety of ways, from interactive molecular illustrations for teaching or the web, to display of high-dimensional data or detailed structural analysis for research. KiNG also provides a set of crystallographic rebuilding tools, including a novel ‘backrub’ tool for making local, non-disruptive adjustments to protein backbone that couple strongly to side-chain changes, supported by display of electron density, rotamer quality and all-atom contact analysis. KiNG includes a suite of tools for conveniently constructing kinemages from a variety of sources, as well as an extensive set of on-screen editing and drawing functions.
- molecular graphics;
- structure validation