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Crystal structure of human herpesvirus 6B tegument protein U14. Wang B, Nishimura M et al. PLoS Pathog. 2016 May 6;12(5):e1005594.

Femtosecond structural dynamics drives the trans/cis isomerization in photoactive yellow protein. Pande K, Hutchison CD et al. Science. 2016 May 6;352(6286):725-9.

Cholesteryl ester transfer between lipoproteins does not require a ternary tunnel complex with CETP. Lauer ME, Graff-Meyer A et al. J Struct Biol. 2016 May;194(2):191-8.

Mapping and modeling of a strain-specific epitope in the Norwalk virus capsid inner shell. Parra GI, Sosnovtsev SV et al. Virology. 2016 May;492:232-41.

Structure and organization of heteromeric AMPA-type glutamate receptors. Herguedas B, García-Nafría J et al. Science. 2016 Apr 29;352(6285):aad3873.

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April 6, 2016

A production release candidate (v1.11) is available; please try it and report any problems. 64-bit builds are now recommended for all capable platforms, and v1.11 will be the last to support 32-bit builds. See the release notes for what's new.

July 23, 2015

Chimera production release 1.10.2 is now available. Fixes include code signing for Mac OS X installation. The 1.10 series will be the last to support OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the release notes for details.

January 9, 2015

Chimera production release 1.10.1 is now available. 64-bit builds are recommended for all capable platforms, and the 1.10 series will be the last to support OS X 10.6 and 10.7. See the release notes for details.

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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, non-profit, and personal use. Chimera is developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI), funded 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. It is in early development and not yet publicly released, with release anticipated sometime in 2016.

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Interactive Shadows

Interactive shadows (shadows that move as structures are moved) can be enabled in the Effects dialog or with the command set shadows. Click the image to show a small molecule rotating above a rectangular plane. This simple animation was made with the Chimera command script tumble.com. Interactive shadows also work with ribbons, surfaces, and other representations.

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Wasabi Receptor

The image shows the structure of the human TRPA1 ion channel (wasabi receptor) determined by electron cryo-microscopy, Protein Data Bank entry 3j9p. The four subunits of the tetramer are shown as ribbons in different colors over a dark-to-light gradient background. (More samples...)