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.
261 SG1 ( 900-) A -
Plausible side chain atoms were detected with (near) zero occupancy
When crystallographers do not see an atom they either leave it out completely, or give it an occupancy of zero or a very high B-factor. WHAT IF neglects these atoms. In this case some atoms were found with zero occupancy, but with coordinates that place them at a plausible position. Although WHAT IF knows how to deal with missing side chain atoms, validation will go more reliable if all atoms are presnt. So, please consider manually setting the occupancy of the listed atoms at 1.0.
2 HIS ( 4-) A - CB 2 HIS ( 4-) A - CG 2 HIS ( 4-) A - ND1 2 HIS ( 4-) A - CD2 2 HIS ( 4-) A - CE1 2 HIS ( 4-) A - NE2 7 LYS ( 9-) A - CB 7 LYS ( 9-) A - CG 7 LYS ( 9-) A - CD 7 LYS ( 9-) A - CE 7 LYS ( 9-) A - NZ 12 GLU ( 14-) A - CB 12 GLU ( 14-) A - CG 12 GLU ( 14-) A - CD 12 GLU ( 14-) A - OE1 12 GLU ( 14-) A - OE2 47 VAL ( 49-) A - CG1 62 HIS ( 64-) A - CB 62 HIS ( 64-) A - CG 62 HIS ( 64-) A - ND1 62 HIS ( 64-) A - CD2 62 HIS ( 64-) A - CE1 62 HIS ( 64-) A - NE2 74 LYS ( 76-) A - CD 74 LYS ( 76-) A - CE 74 LYS ( 76-) A - NZ 156 LYS ( 159-) A - CD 156 LYS ( 159-) A - CE 156 LYS ( 159-) A - NZ 184 GLU ( 187-) A - CG 249 LYS ( 252-) A - NZ 254 LYS ( 257-) A - NZ
Plausible backbone atoms were detected with (near) zero occupancy
When crystallographers do not see an atom they either leave it out completely, or give it an occupancy of zero or a very high B-factor. WHAT IF neglects these atoms. However, if a backbone atom is present in the PDB file, and its position seems 'logical' (i.e. normal bond lengths with all atoms it should be bound to, and those atoms exist normally) WHAT IF will set the occupancy to 1.0 if it believes that the full presence of this atom will be beneficial to the rest of the validation process. If you get weird errors at, or near, these atoms, please check by hand what is going on, and repair things intelligently before running this validation again.
2 HIS ( 4-) A - CA
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: Occupancies atoms do not add up to 1.0.
In principle, the occupancy of all alternates of one atom should add up till
1.0. A valid exception is the missing atom (i.e. an atom not seen in the
electron density) that is allowed to have a 0.0 occupancy. Sometimes this
even happens when there are no alternate atoms given...
Atoms want to move. That is the direct result of the second law of thermodynamics, in a somewhat weird way of thinking. Any way, many atoms seem to have more than one position where they like to sit, and they jump between them. The population difference between those sites (which is related to their energy differences) is seen in the occupancy factors. As also for atoms it is 'to be or not to be', these occupancies should add up to 1.0. Obviously, it is possible that they add up to a number less than 1.0, in cases where there are yet more, but undetected' rotamers/positions in play, but also in those cases a warning is in place as the information shown in the PDB file is less certain than it could have been. The residues listed below contain atoms that have an occupancy greater than zero, but all their alternates do not add up to one.
WARNING. Presently WHAT CHECK only deals with a maximum of two alternate positions. A small number of atoms in the PDB has three alternates. In those cases the warning given here should obviously be neglected! In a next release we will try to fix this.
133 GLN ( 136-) A 0.20
Obviously, the temperature at which the X-ray data was collected has some importance too:
Crystal temperature (K) :277.000
Warning: More than 5 percent of buried atoms has low B-factor
For normal protein structures, no more than about 1 percent of the B factors
of buried atoms is below 5.0. The fact that this value is much higher in the
current structure could be a signal that the B-factors were restraints or
constraints to too-low values, misuse of B-factor field in the PDB file, or
a TLS/scaling problem. If the average B factor is low too, it is probably a
low temperature structure determination.
Percentage of buried atoms with B less than 5 : 30.68
Note: B-factor plot
The average atomic B-factor per residue is plotted as function of the residue
Chain identifier: A
Nomenclature related problems
Warning: Tyrosine convention problem
The tyrosine residues listed in the table below have their chi-2 not between
-90.0 and 90.0
112 TYR ( 114-) A
64 PHE ( 66-) A 257 PHE ( 260-) A
127 ASP ( 130-) A
3 TRP ( 5-) A N CA C 122.57 4.1 117 HIS ( 119-) A CG ND1 CE1 109.72 4.1 205 THR ( 208-) A N CA C 98.21 -4.6
127 ASP ( 130-) A
205 THR ( 208-) A 4.74 204 VAL ( 207-) A 4.56 3 TRP ( 5-) A 4.30
Ramachandran Z-score : -3.038
Warning: Torsion angle evaluation shows unusual residues
The residues listed in the table below contain bad or abnormal
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.
81 PRO ( 83-) A -2.5 205 THR ( 208-) A -2.2 58 LEU ( 60-) A -2.2 90 GLN ( 92-) A -2.1 152 PRO ( 155-) A -2.1 160 VAL ( 163-) A -2.1 173 PHE ( 176-) A -2.1 148 GLY ( 151-) A -2.1
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.
27 SER ( 29-) A PRO omega poor 63 ALA ( 65-) A Poor phi/psi 73 ASP ( 75-) A Poor phi/psi 74 LYS ( 76-) A Poor phi/psi 90 GLN ( 92-) A Poor phi/psi 108 ASP ( 110-) A Poor phi/psi 109 LYS ( 111-) A Poor phi/psi 114 ALA ( 116-) A Poor phi/psi 198 PRO ( 201-) A PRO omega poor 200 LEU ( 203-) A Poor phi/psi 240 ASP ( 243-) A Poor phi/psi 249 LYS ( 252-) A Poor phi/psi chi-1/chi-2 correlation Z-score : -1.802
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!
3 TRP ( 5-) A 0 5 TYR ( 7-) A 0 8 HIS ( 10-) A 0 13 HIS ( 15-) A 0 14 TRP ( 16-) A 0 17 ASP ( 19-) A 0 18 PHE ( 20-) A 0 22 LYS ( 24-) A 0 25 ARG ( 27-) A 0 27 SER ( 29-) A 0 48 SER ( 50-) A 0 51 GLN ( 53-) A 0 52 ALA ( 54-) A 0 60 ASN ( 62-) A 0 62 HIS ( 64-) A 0 70 ASP ( 72-) A 0 71 SER ( 73-) A 0 73 ASP ( 75-) A 0 75 ALA ( 77-) A 0 78 LYS ( 80-) A 0 81 PRO ( 83-) A 0 83 ASP ( 85-) A 0 90 GLN ( 92-) A 0 101 GLN ( 103-) A 0 104 GLU ( 106-) A 0And so on for a total of 123 lines.
Standard deviation of omega values : 1.405
Warning: Backbone oxygen evaluation
The residues listed in the table below have an unusual backbone oxygen
For each of the residues in the structure, a search was performed to find 5-residue stretches in the WHAT IF database with superposable C-alpha coordinates, and some restraining on the neighbouring backbone oxygens.
In the following table the RMS distance between the backbone oxygen positions of these matching structures in the database and the position of the backbone oxygen atom in the current residue is given. If this number is larger than 1.5 a significant number of structures in the database show an alternative position for the backbone oxygen. If the number is larger than 2.0 most matching backbone fragments in the database have the peptide plane flipped. A manual check needs to be performed to assess whether the experimental data can support that alternative as well. The number in the last column is the number of database hits (maximum 80) used in the calculation. It is "normal" that some glycine residues show up in this list, but they are still worth checking!
126 GLY ( 129-) A 1.50 10
198 PRO ( 201-) A 0.45 HIGH
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.
132 VAL ( 135-) A O <-> 203 CYS ( 206-) A SG 0.25 2.60 INTRA BL 13 HIS ( 15-) A ND1 <-> 16 LYS ( 18-) A NZ 0.09 2.91 INTRA BL 25 ARG ( 27-) A NH2 <-> 204 VAL ( 207-) A O 0.09 2.61 INTRA BL 95 TRP ( 97-) A NE1 <-> 238 MET ( 241-) A O 0.08 2.62 INTRA BL 63 ALA ( 65-) A CA <-> 238 MET ( 241-) A SD 0.07 3.33 INTRA BL 144 PHE ( 147-) A CE2 <-> 208 VAL ( 211-) A CG1 0.07 3.13 INTRA BL 111 LYS ( 113-) A NZ <-> 262 HOH ( 281 ) A O 0.05 2.65 INTRA 243 ARG ( 246-) A NH2 <-> 262 HOH ( 266 ) A O 0.03 2.67 INTRA 201 LEU ( 204-) A CB <-> 203 CYS ( 206-) A SG 0.03 3.37 INTRA BL 60 ASN ( 62-) A O <-> 167 LYS ( 170-) A NZ 0.02 2.68 INTRA BL 132 VAL ( 135-) A C <-> 203 CYS ( 206-) A SG 0.02 3.38 INTRA BL 118 LEU ( 120-) A O <-> 120 HIS ( 122-) A ND1 0.02 2.68 INTRA BL 28 PRO ( 30-) A O <-> 246 GLN ( 249-) A N 0.02 2.68 INTRA BL 116 LEU ( 118-) A N <-> 143 ILE ( 146-) A O 0.02 2.68 INTRA BL 95 TRP ( 97-) A CZ2 <-> 238 MET ( 241-) A SD 0.02 3.38 INTRA BL 49 TYR ( 51-) A OH <-> 120 HIS ( 122-) A NE2 0.01 2.69 INTRA BL
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.
2 HIS ( 4-) A -6.00 8 HIS ( 10-) A -5.96 133 GLN ( 136-) A -5.36 98 LEU ( 100-) A -5.16
Chain identifier: A
Warning: Low packing Z-score for some residues
The residues listed in the table below have an unusual packing
environment according to the 2nd generation packing check. The score
listed in the table is a packing normality Z-score: positive means
better than average, negative means worse than average. Only residues
scoring less than -2.50 are listed here. These are the unusual
residues in the structure, so it will be interesting to take a
special look at them.
16 LYS ( 18-) A -2.73
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.
262 HOH ( 304 ) A O -18.47 -20.12 7.98 262 HOH ( 382 ) A O -19.17 -2.39 -2.91
262 HOH ( 314 ) A O 262 HOH ( 411 ) A O 262 HOH ( 472 ) A O 262 HOH ( 474 ) A O Metal-coordinating Histidine residue 92 fixed to 1 Metal-coordinating Histidine residue 94 fixed to 1 Metal-coordinating Histidine residue 117 fixed to 1
1 HIS ( 3-) A 51 GLN ( 53-) A 175 ASN ( 178-) A
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.
12 GLU ( 14-) A N 29 VAL ( 31-) A N 43 LYS ( 45-) A N 72 GLN ( 74-) A N 98 LEU ( 100-) A N 133 GLN ( 136-) A N 179 ARG ( 182-) A NH1 197 THR ( 200-) A N 201 LEU ( 204-) A N 225 LYS ( 228-) A N 241 ASN ( 244-) A ND2 242 TRP ( 245-) A N 257 PHE ( 260-) A N Only metal coordination for 94 HIS ( 96-) A NE2 Only metal coordination for 117 HIS ( 119-) A ND1
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.
104 GLU ( 106-) A OE1
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.
262 HOH ( 265 ) A O 1.10 K 4 262 HOH ( 417 ) A O 0.91 K 4
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 : -0.621 2nd generation packing quality : -0.277 Ramachandran plot appearance : -3.038 (poor) chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality : -1.802 Backbone conformation : -1.035
Bond lengths : 0.331 (tight) Bond angles : 0.717 Omega angle restraints : 0.255 (tight) Side chain planarity : 0.377 (tight) Improper dihedral distribution : 0.793 Inside/Outside distribution : 0.953
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 : 2.60
Structure Z-scores, positive is better than average:
1st generation packing quality : 0.3 2nd generation packing quality : 1.1 Ramachandran plot appearance : -0.5 chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality : 0.3 Backbone conformation : -0.3
Bond lengths : 0.331 (tight) Bond angles : 0.717 Omega angle restraints : 0.255 (tight) Side chain planarity : 0.377 (tight) Improper dihedral distribution : 0.793 Inside/Outside distribution : 0.953 ==============
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