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PyChimera: use UCSF Chimera modules in any Python 2.7 project. Rodríguez-Guerra Pedregal J, Maréchal JD. Bioinformatics. 2018 May 15;34(10):1784-1785.

Structure and mechanism of the two-component α-helical pore-forming toxin YaxAB. Bräuning B, Bertosin E et al. Nat Commun. 2018 May 4;9(1):1806.

Activation mechanism of a human SK-calmodulin channel complex elucidated by cryo-EM structures. Lee CH, MacKinnon R. Science. 2018 May 4;360(6388):508-513.

Architecture of an HIV-1 reverse transcriptase initiation complex. Larsen KP, Mathiharan YK et al. Nature. 2018 May;557(7703):118-122.

Computational 3D genome modeling using Chrom3D. Paulsen J, Liyakat Ali TM, Collas P. Nat Protoc. 2018 May;13(5):1137-1152.

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October 24, 2017

Chimera production release 1.12 is now available (64-bit builds for Windows, Mac, and Linux). See the release notes for details.

September 12, 2017

A production release candidate (version 1.12) is available; please try it and report any problems. See the release notes for what's new.

March 13, 2017

For a nice 3D-printing protocol that uses Chimera, see 3D Printing of Biomolecular Models for Research and Pedagogy by Da Veiga Beltrame, Tyrwhitt-Drake, et al. today in JoVE!

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UCSF Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles. High-quality images and animations can be generated. Chimera includes complete documentation and several tutorials, and can be downloaded free of charge for academic, government, nonprofit, and personal use. Chimera is developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI), supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS P41-GM103311).

UCSF ChimeraX (or simply ChimeraX) is the next-generation molecular visualization program from the RBVI, following UCSF Chimera.

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DNA and netropsin

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Peroxiredoxin Wreath

Peroxiredoxins are enzymes that help cells cope with stressors such as high levels of reactive oxygen species. The image shows a decameric peroxiredoxin from human red blood cells (Protein Data Bank entry 1qmv), styled as a holiday wreath.

See also the RBVI holiday card gallery.

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