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Re: [modeller_usage] Tetramer symmetry for hERG

Du-Cuny,Lei wrote:
> I am trying to build a tetramer model for hERG based on the crystal
> structure KcsA (1BL8.pdb). The modeller did give me four chains, but not
> the correct symmetry. Since I am new to Modeller, I am wondering whether
> there is somebody can help me.

Modeller is a package for comparative modeling. In order to use it to
build a comparative model, you need an alignment between your target
sequence and the template(s).

> hERG-KcsA-multialign.ali
> structureX:1BL8:62: A:111: A:KcsA: : :
> sequence:hERG: : : : :hERG:human: :

So here your problem is that there is nothing aligned with the 2nd, 3rd
and 4th chains, so Modeller has no idea what to build. In order to build
an accurate tetramer model, you need a tetramer template. See
http://salilab.org/modeller/9v6/manual/node28.html for an example. 1BL8
already has 4 chains, so it should just be a simple matter of including
the sequences for all 4 chains in that template sequence above,
separated by / characters. (In other cases, you could generate a
tetramer template by applying the BIOMT transformations defined in the
PDB file or even by manually placing chains in an application like Chimera.)

Your Python script, however, looks fine to me. It tells Modeller to
constrain the internal distances in each chain to be the same. However,
this isn't sufficient information to build a tetramer, since you don't
have any information in your alignment about the relative orientation of
each chain.

	Ben Webb, Modeller Caretaker
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