Tools for ligand validation in Coot

  • Emsley P
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Coot is a molecular-graphics program primarily aimed at model building using X-ray data. Recently, tools for the manipulation and representation of ligands have been introduced. Here, these new tools for ligand validation and comparison are described. Ligands in the wwPDB have been scored by density-fit, distortion and atom-clash metrics. The distributions of these scores can be used to assess the relative merits of the particular ligand in the protein–ligand complex of interest by means of `sliders' akin to those now available for each accession code on the wwPDB websites.




Emsley, P. (2017). Tools for ligand validation in Coot . Acta Crystallographica Section D Structural Biology, 73(3), 203–210.

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