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Protein Vision

Online 3D Protein Structure

Protein Vision is a Jmol-based application for researcher and scientists which is displayed in 3D format, which have been verified by the PDB. 3D models used for interactive visualization of protein structures are obtained from the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB)

Verified by the PDB

Interactively explore each of them: scale the model, change background color, experiment with different display and color schemes, apply surface rendering, switch between "biological assembly" and "asymmetric union" and even view protein structures in a 3D stereo mode.

Protein Stucture Visualization Tool

View unique 3D interactive protein structures for the known proteins.

Protein Illustrations and Visualization

Ball & Stick vs Spacefill Models

'Ball & Stick' models allow one to see through the structure; atoms are represented as small spheres, and the bonds joining them as rods. In Spacefill models, all of the non-hydrogen atoms are shown as spheres with their van der Waals radii.

Wireframe vs Cartoon Representation

In the 'wireframe' model the atoms are shrunk to the points where the bonds (represented as wires) meet. The cartoon representation shows the secondary structure. Cartoon backbone representation, simplify the picture by showing only a trace that connects the alpha-carbons in the structure.

Protein Viewer


Functionality Overview


For convenience, several display options provided below the Jmol Viewer like "Balls & Stick", "Spacefill", "Cartoons" and "Wire".

Selecting a protein structure

To select a specific protein structure, click on the thumbnail above the Jmol viewing area. If the article has more structures than can fit in the provided area, you can scroll the viewing area by mousing over the directional arrows.

Open in New Window

It is also possible to open the Protein Viewer application in a new window and then manually resize the viewing area to be able to see 3D structures in a more detail.

Jmol JavaScript Object

JSmol is the name for the HTML5 canvas version of the Jmol applet. No hardware-based graphics acceleration is used, allowing JSmol to run in any web browser that supports HTML5 standards. JSmol runs entirely in the client, needing no server technologies for most of its operation.