A BASIC microcomputer program for plotting the secondary structure of proteins

Alice J. Corrigan, P. C. Huang

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Abstract

An Applesoft BASIC program is presented which allows one to readily graph the secondary structure of a protein on the basis of information derived from its amino acid sequence. This applies the Chou/Fasman rules of predictions to the α-helix, β-sheet and coil conformational parameters. The program produces a first approximation and provides the additional feature which permits specific modification in the plotted structure. These modifications produce a plot comparable to the existing data obtained from X-ray crystallography and manual computations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Programs in Biomedicine
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1982

Keywords

  • BASIC
  • Chou/Fasman analysis
  • Graphics
  • Microcomputer
  • Protein structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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