WHAT IF Check report

This file was created 2011-12-21 from WHAT_CHECK output by a conversion script. If you are new to WHAT_CHECK, please study the pdbreport pages. There also exists a legend to the output.

Please note that you are looking at an abridged version of the output (all checks that gave normal results have been removed from this report). You can have a look at the Full report instead.

Verification log for pdb1dyw.ent

Non-validating, descriptive output paragraph

Note: Ramachandran plot

In this Ramachandran plot x-signs represent glycines, squares represent prolines, and plus-signs represent the other residues. If too many plus- signs fall outside the contoured areas then the molecule is poorly refined (or worse). Proline can only occur in the narrow region around phi=-60 that also falls within the other contour islands.

In a colour picture, the residues that are part of a helix are shown in blue, strand residues in red. Preferred regions for helical residues are drawn in blue, for strand residues in red, and for all other residues in green. A full explanation of the Ramachandran plot together with a series of examples can be found at the WHAT_CHECK website.

Chain identifier: A

Coordinate problems, unexpected atoms, B-factor and occupancy checks

Warning: What type of B-factor?

WHAT IF does not yet know well how to cope with B-factors in case TLS has been used. It simply assumes that the B-factor listed on the ATOM and HETATM cards are the total B-factors. When TLS refinement is used that assumption sometimes is not correct. TLS seems not mentioned in the header of the PDB file. But anyway, if WHAT IF complains about your B-factors, and you think that they are OK, then check for TLS related B-factor problems first.

Obviously, the temperature at which the X-ray data was collected has some importance too:

Crystal temperature (K) :100.000

Note: B-factor plot

The average atomic B-factor per residue is plotted as function of the residue number.

Chain identifier: A

Geometric checks

Warning: Unusual bond lengths

The bond lengths listed in the table below were found to deviate more than 4 sigma from standard bond lengths (both standard values and sigmas for amino acid residues have been taken from Engh and Huber [REF], for DNA they were taken from Parkinson et al [REF]). In the table below for each unusual bond the bond length and the number of standard deviations it differs from the normal value is given.

Atom names starting with "-" belong to the previous residue in the chain. If the second atom name is "-SG*", the disulphide bridge has a deviating length.

  54 HIS   (  54-)  A      ND1  CE1   1.38    4.4

Warning: Low bond length variability

Bond lengths were found to deviate less than normal from the mean Engh and Huber [REF] and/or Parkinson et al [REF] standard bond lengths. The RMS Z-score given below is expected to be near 1.0 for a normally restrained data set. The fact that it is lower than 0.667 in this structure might indicate that too-strong restraints have been used in the refinement. This can only be a problem for high resolution X-ray structures.

RMS Z-score for bond lengths: 0.370
RMS-deviation in bond distances: 0.008

Warning: Unusual bond angles

The bond angles listed in the table below were found to deviate more than 4 sigma from standard bond angles (both standard values and sigma for protein residues have been taken from Engh and Huber [REF], for DNA/RNA from Parkinson et al [REF]). In the table below for each strange angle the bond angle and the number of standard deviations it differs from the standard values is given. Please note that disulphide bridges are neglected. Atoms starting with "-" belong to the previous residue in the sequence.

   8 PHE   (   8-)  A      CA   CB   CG  119.67    5.9
  54 HIS   (  54-)  A      CA   CB   CG  118.24    4.4
  54 HIS   (  54-)  A      CB   CG   ND1 128.51    4.6
  76 ARG   (  76-)  A      CD   NE   CZ  131.88    5.7
  90 PHE   (  90-)  A      CA   CB   CG  120.31    6.5
 120 PHE   ( 120-)  A      CA   CB   CG  118.03    4.2
 133 HIS   ( 133-)  A      CG   ND1  CE1 109.72    4.1

Torsion-related checks

Warning: Torsion angle evaluation shows unusual residues

The residues listed in the table below contain bad or abnormal torsion angles.

These scores give an impression of how `normal' the torsion angles in protein residues are. All torsion angles except omega are used for calculating a `normality' score. Average values and standard deviations were obtained from the residues in the WHAT IF database. These are used to calculate Z-scores. A residue with a Z-score of below -2.0 is poor, and a score of less than -3.0 is worrying. For such residues more than one torsion angle is in a highly unlikely position.

  67 PHE   (  67-)  A    -2.6
  88 GLU   (  88-)  A    -2.4
  68 MET   (  68-)  A    -2.3
  51 LYS   (  51-)  A    -2.2
  29 VAL   (  29-)  A    -2.1
 116 GLY   ( 116-)  A    -2.0

Warning: Backbone evaluation reveals unusual conformations

The residues listed in the table below have abnormal backbone torsion angles.

Residues with `forbidden' phi-psi combinations are listed, as well as residues with unusual omega angles (deviating by more than 3 sigma from the normal value). Please note that it is normal if about 5 percent of the residues is listed here as having unusual phi-psi combinations.

   2 SER   (   2-)  A  Poor phi/psi
  66 ASN   (  66-)  A  Poor phi/psi
  67 PHE   (  67-)  A  Poor phi/psi
  88 GLU   (  88-)  A  Poor phi/psi
  94 ASN   (  94-)  A  Poor phi/psi
 163 CYS   ( 163-)  A  omega poor
 chi-1/chi-2 correlation Z-score : -1.680

Warning: Unusual rotamers

The residues listed in the table below have a rotamer that is not seen very often in the database of solved protein structures. This option determines for every residue the position specific chi-1 rotamer distribution. Thereafter it verified whether the actual residue in the molecule has the most preferred rotamer or not. If the actual rotamer is the preferred one, the score is 1.0. If the actual rotamer is unique, the score is 0.0. If there are two preferred rotamers, with a population distribution of 3:2 and your rotamer sits in the lesser populated rotamer, the score will be 0.667. No value will be given if insufficient hits are found in the database.

It is not necessarily an error if a few residues have rotamer values below 0.3, but careful inspection of all residues with these low values could be worth it.

 150 GLU   ( 150-)  A    0.36

Warning: Unusual backbone conformations

For the residues listed in the table below, the backbone formed by itself and two neighbouring residues on either side is in a conformation that is not seen very often in the database of solved protein structures. The number given in the table is the number of similar backbone conformations in the database with the same amino acid in the centre.

For this check, backbone conformations are compared with database structures using C-alpha superpositions with some restraints on the backbone oxygen positions.

A residue mentioned in the table can be part of a strange loop, or there might be something wrong with it or its directly surrounding residues. There are a few of these in every protein, but in any case it is worth looking at!

  17 SER   (  17-)  A      0
  25 TYR   (  25-)  A      0
  26 ASP   (  26-)  A      0
  28 VAL   (  28-)  A      0
  29 VAL   (  29-)  A      0
  43 GLU   (  43-)  A      0
  44 ASN   (  44-)  A      0
  46 ILE   (  46-)  A      0
  49 SER   (  49-)  A      0
  53 LEU   (  53-)  A      0
  54 HIS   (  54-)  A      0
  55 PHE   (  55-)  A      0
  56 LYS   (  56-)  A      0
  58 SER   (  58-)  A      0
  60 PHE   (  60-)  A      0
  61 HIS   (  61-)  A      0
  62 ARG   (  62-)  A      0
  65 PRO   (  65-)  A      0
  66 ASN   (  66-)  A      0
  67 PHE   (  67-)  A      0
  68 MET   (  68-)  A      0
  74 PHE   (  74-)  A      0
  75 THR   (  75-)  A      0
  78 ASN   (  78-)  A      0
  80 THR   (  80-)  A      0
And so on for a total of 82 lines.

Warning: Unusual PRO puckering amplitudes

The proline residues listed in the table below have a puckering amplitude that is outside of normal ranges. Puckering parameters were calculated by the method of Cremer and Pople [REF]. Normal PRO rings have a puckering amplitude Q between 0.20 and 0.45 Angstrom. If Q is lower than 0.20 Angstrom for a PRO residue, this could indicate disorder between the two different normal ring forms (with C-gamma below and above the ring, respectively). If Q is higher than 0.45 Angstrom something could have gone wrong during the refinement. Be aware that this is a warning with a low confidence level. See: Who checks the checkers? Four validation tools applied to eight atomic resolution structures [REF]

  65 PRO   (  65-)  A    0.09 LOW

Warning: Unusual PRO puckering phases

The proline residues listed in the table below have a puckering phase that is not expected to occur in protein structures. Puckering parameters were calculated by the method of Cremer and Pople [REF]. Normal PRO rings approximately show a so-called envelope conformation with the C-gamma atom above the plane of the ring (phi=+72 degrees), or a half-chair conformation with C-gamma below and C-beta above the plane of the ring (phi=-90 degrees). If phi deviates strongly from these values, this is indicative of a very strange conformation for a PRO residue, and definitely requires a manual check of the data. Be aware that this is a warning with a low confidence level. See: Who checks the checkers? Four validation tools applied to eight atomic resolution structures [REF].

  30 PRO   (  30-)  A  -118.0 half-chair C-delta/C-gamma (-126 degrees)

Bump checks

Error: Abnormally short interatomic distances

The pairs of atoms listed in the table below have an unusually short interactomic distance; each bump is listed in only one direction.

The contact distances of all atom pairs have been checked. Two atoms are said to `bump' if they are closer than the sum of their Van der Waals radii minus 0.40 Angstrom. For hydrogen bonded pairs a tolerance of 0.55 Angstrom is used. The first number in the table tells you how much shorter that specific contact is than the acceptable limit. The second distance is the distance between the centres of the two atoms. Although we believe that two water atoms at 2.4 A distance are too close, we only report water pairs that are closer than this rather short distance.

The last text-item on each line represents the status of the atom pair. If the final column contains the text 'HB', the bump criterion was relaxed because there could be a hydrogen bond. Similarly relaxed criteria are used for 1-3 and 1-4 interactions (listed as 'B2' and 'B3', respectively). BL indicates that the B-factors of the clashing atoms have a low B-factor thereby making this clash even more worrisome. INTRA and INTER indicate whether the clashes are between atoms in the same asymmetric unit, or atoms in symmetry related asymmetric units, respectively.

   1 MET   (   1-)  A      N   <->  173 HOH   (2001 )  A      O      0.20    2.50  INTRA BF
 147 LYS   ( 147-)  A      NZ  <->  173 HOH   (2220 )  A      O      0.20    2.50  INTRA
  37 ARG   (  37-)  A      NH2 <->  173 HOH   (2079 )  A      O      0.16    2.54  INTRA
  75 THR   (  75-)  A      OG1 <->   76 ARG   (  76-)  A      NE     0.15    2.55  INTRA
  73 ASP   (  73-)  A      OD1 <->   76 ARG   (  76-)  A      N      0.14    2.56  INTRA
  31 LYS   (  31-)  A      NZ  <->  173 HOH   (2072 )  A      O      0.13    2.57  INTRA BF
 133 HIS   ( 133-)  A      NE2 <->  173 HOH   (2201 )  A      O      0.13    2.57  INTRA
   2 SER   (   2-)  A      OG  <->    3 ARG   (   3-)  A      N      0.12    2.48  INTRA BF
  31 LYS   (  31-)  A      NZ  <->  173 HOH   (2073 )  A      O      0.11    2.59  INTRA
  97 GLU   (  97-)  A      OE2 <->  173 HOH   (2163 )  A      O      0.10    2.30  INTRA
 131 GLY   ( 131-)  A      O   <->  173 HOH   (2196 )  A      O      0.10    2.30  INTRA BF
   4 SER   (   4-)  A      OG  <->  173 HOH   (2011 )  A      O      0.10    2.30  INTRA BF
   1 MET   (   1-)  A      N   <->   27 ASP   (  27-)  A      CA     0.10    3.00  INTRA BF
   3 ARG   (   3-)  A      O   <->  173 HOH   (2006 )  A      O      0.10    2.30  INTRA
  66 ASN   (  66-)  A      ND2 <->  173 HOH   (2135 )  A      O      0.08    2.62  INTRA
   3 ARG   (   3-)  A      NE  <->   27 ASP   (  27-)  A      OD1    0.05    2.65  INTRA
  73 ASP   (  73-)  A      CG  <->   77 GLY   (  77-)  A      N      0.05    3.05  INTRA
  32 THR   (  32-)  A      N   <->   93 GLU   (  93-)  A      OE1    0.04    2.66  INTRA
 120 PHE   ( 120-)  A      CE2 <->  122 CYS   ( 122-)  A      SG     0.03    3.37  INTRA BL
 135 VAL   ( 135-)  A      N   <->  173 HOH   (2203 )  A      O      0.03    2.67  INTRA BL
 164 MET   ( 164-)  A      CE  <->  173 HOH   (2237 )  A      O      0.03    2.77  INTRA BF
   9 ASP   (   9-)  A      OD2 <->  173 HOH   (2024 )  A      O      0.02    2.38  INTRA
 114 THR   ( 114-)  A      N   <->  173 HOH   (2181 )  A      O      0.01    2.69  INTRA
 103 GLY   ( 103-)  A      O   <->  139 VAL   ( 139-)  A      N      0.01    2.69  INTRA BL
  62 ARG   (  62-)  A      NE  <->  173 HOH   (2129 )  A      O      0.01    2.69  INTRA
  99 HIS   (  99-)  A      N   <->  130 ASP   ( 130-)  A      OD1    0.01    2.69  INTRA
 106 SER   ( 106-)  A      O   <->  120 PHE   ( 120-)  A      N      0.01    2.69  INTRA BL
   1 MET   (   1-)  A      O   <->   27 ASP   (  27-)  A      CB     0.01    2.79  INTRA BF

Packing, accessibility and threading

Note: Inside/Outside RMS Z-score plot

The Inside/Outside distribution normality RMS Z-score over a 15 residue window is plotted as function of the residue number. High areas in the plot (above 1.5) indicate unusual inside/outside patterns.

Chain identifier: A

Warning: Abnormal packing environment for some residues

The residues listed in the table below have an unusual packing environment.

The packing environment of the residues is compared with the average packing environment for all residues of the same type in good PDB files. A low packing score can indicate one of several things: Poor packing, misthreading of the sequence through the density, crystal contacts, contacts with a co-factor, or the residue is part of the active site. It is not uncommon to see a few of these, but in any case this requires further inspection of the residue.

 155 GLN   ( 155-)  A      -6.66
  48 LYS   (  48-)  A      -5.59
  76 ARG   (  76-)  A      -5.07

Note: Quality value plot

The quality value smoothed over a 10 residue window is plotted as function of the residue number. Low areas in the plot (below -2.0) indicate unusual packing.

Chain identifier: A

Note: Second generation quality Z-score plot

The second generation quality Z-score smoothed over a 10 residue window is plotted as function of the residue number. Low areas in the plot (below -1.3) indicate unusual packing.

Chain identifier: A

Water, ion, and hydrogenbond related checks

Warning: Water molecules need moving

The water molecules listed in the table below were found to be significantly closer to a symmetry related non-water molecule than to the ones given in the coordinate file. For optimal viewing convenience revised coordinates for these water molecules should be given.

The number in brackets is the identifier of the water molecule in the input file. Suggested coordinates are also given in the table. Please note that alternative conformations for protein residues are not taken into account for this calculation. If you are using WHAT IF / WHAT-CHECK interactively, then the moved waters can be found in PDB format in the file: MOVEDH2O.pdb.

 173 HOH   (2093 )  A      O     41.52   23.19   -4.67
 173 HOH   (2102 )  A      O     43.45   40.84   18.51
 173 HOH   (2114 )  A      O     55.87   44.38    7.31

Warning: Buried unsatisfied hydrogen bond donors

The buried hydrogen bond donors listed in the table below have a hydrogen atom that is not involved in a hydrogen bond in the optimized hydrogen bond network.

Hydrogen bond donors that are buried inside the protein normally use all of their hydrogens to form hydrogen bonds within the protein. If there are any non hydrogen bonded buried hydrogen bond donors in the structure they will be listed here. In very good structures the number of listed atoms will tend to zero.

Waters are not listed by this option.

   2 SER   (   2-)  A      N
  56 LYS   (  56-)  A      N
  84 SER   (  84-)  A      OG
  88 GLU   (  88-)  A      N
  94 ASN   (  94-)  A      N
 126 THR   ( 126-)  A      OG1
 128 TRP   ( 128-)  A      N
 161 LYS   ( 161-)  A      N

Warning: Buried unsatisfied hydrogen bond acceptors

The buried side-chain hydrogen bond acceptors listed in the table below are not involved in a hydrogen bond in the optimized hydrogen bond network.

Side-chain hydrogen bond acceptors buried inside the protein normally form hydrogen bonds within the protein. If there are any not hydrogen bonded in the optimized hydrogen bond network they will be listed here.

Waters are not listed by this option.

 150 GLU   ( 150-)  A      OE1

Warning: Unusual water packing

We implemented the ion valence determination method of Brown and Wu [REF] similar to Nayal and Di Cera [REF] and Mueller, Koepke and Sheldrick [REF]. It must be stated that the validation of ions in PDB files is very difficult. Ideal ion-ligand distances often differ no more than 0.1 Angstrom, and in a 2.0 Angstrom resolution structure 0.1 Angstrom is not very much. Nayal and Di Cera showed that this method nevertheless has great potential for detecting water molecules that actually should be metal ions. The method has not been extensively validated, though. Part of our implementation (comparing waters with multiple ion types) is even fully new and despite that we see it work well in the few cases that are trivial, we must emphasize that this method is untested.

The score listed is the valency score. This number should be close to (preferably a bit above) 1.0 for the suggested ion to be a likely alternative for the water molecule. Ions listed in brackets are good alternate choices. *1 indicates that the suggested ion-type has been observed elsewhere in the PDB file too. *2 indicates that the suggested ion-type has been observed in the REMARK 280 cards of the PDB file. Ion-B and ION-B indicate that the B-factor of this water is high, or very high, respectively. H2O-B indicates that the B-factors of atoms that surround this water/ion are suspicious. See: swift.cmbi.ru.nl/teach/theory/ for a detailed explanation.

 173 HOH   (2212 )  A      O  1.11  K  4
 173 HOH   (2216 )  A      O  0.82 NA  4 *2
 173 HOH   (2246 )  A      O  1.10  K  6 Ion-B

Final summary

Note: Summary report for users of a structure

This is an overall summary of the quality of the structure as compared with current reliable structures. This summary is most useful for biologists seeking a good structure to use for modelling calculations.

The second part of the table mostly gives an impression of how well the model conforms to common refinement restraint values. The first part of the table shows a number of global quality indicators.


Structure Z-scores, positive is better than average:

  1st generation packing quality :  -0.846
  2nd generation packing quality :  -1.494
  Ramachandran plot appearance   :  -0.413
  chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality  :  -1.680
  Backbone conformation          :  -0.115

RMS Z-scores, should be close to 1.0:
  Bond lengths                   :   0.370 (tight)
  Bond angles                    :   1.131
  Omega angle restraints         :   1.035
  Side chain planarity           :   0.375 (tight)
  Improper dihedral distribution :   0.560
  B-factor distribution          :   1.009
  Inside/Outside distribution    :   0.916

Note: Summary report for depositors of a structure

This is an overall summary of the quality of the X-ray structure as compared with structures solved at similar resolutions. This summary can be useful for a crystallographer to see if the structure makes the best possible use of the data. Warning. This table works well for structures solved in the resolution range of the structures in the WHAT IF database, which is presently (summer 2008) mainly 1.1 - 1.3 Angstrom. The further the resolution of your file deviates from this range the more meaningless this table becomes.

The second part of the table mostly gives an impression of how well the model conforms to common refinement restraint values. The first part of the table shows a number of global quality indicators, which have been calibrated against structures of similar resolution.

Resolution found in PDB file : 1.80


Structure Z-scores, positive is better than average:

  1st generation packing quality :  -0.5
  2nd generation packing quality :  -1.3
  Ramachandran plot appearance   :  -0.3
  chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality  :  -1.3
  Backbone conformation          :  -0.4

RMS Z-scores, should be close to 1.0:
  Bond lengths                   :   0.370 (tight)
  Bond angles                    :   1.131
  Omega angle restraints         :   1.035
  Side chain planarity           :   0.375 (tight)
  Improper dihedral distribution :   0.560
  B-factor distribution          :   1.009
  Inside/Outside distribution    :   0.916
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