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.
Alternate atom indicators in PDB files are known to often be erroneous. It has been observed that alternate atom indicators are missing, or that there are too many of them. It is common to see that the distance between two atoms that should be covalently bound is far too big, but the distance between the alternate A of one of them and alternate B of the other is proper for a covalent bond. We have discovered many, many ways in which alternate atoms can be abused. The software tries to deal with most cases, but we know for sure that it cannot deal with all cases. If an alternate atom indicator problem is not properly solved, subsequent checks will list errors that are based on wrong coordinate combinations. So, any problem listed in this table should be solved before error messages further down in this report can be trusted.
63 HIS ( 65-) A -
In case any of these residues shows up as poor or bad in checks further down this report, please check the consistency of the alternate atoms in this residue first, correct it yourself if needed, and run the validation again.
63 HIS ( 65-) A -
In X-ray the coordinates must be located in density. Mobility or disorder sometimes cause this density to be so poor that the positions of the atoms cannot be determined. Crystallographers tend to leave out the atoms in such cases. This is not an error, albeit that we would prefer them to give it their best shot and provide coordinates with an occupancy of zero in cases where only a few atoms are involved. Anyway, several checks depend on the presence of the backbone atoms, so if you find errors in, or directly adjacent to, residues with missing backbone atoms, then please check by hand what is going on.
258 LYS ( 261-) A -
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: Missing atoms
The atoms listed in the table below are missing from the entry. If many atoms
are missing, the other checks can become less sensitive. Be aware that it
often happens that groups at the termini of DNA or RNA are really missing,
so that the absence of these atoms normally is neither an error nor the
result of poor electron density. Some of the atoms listed here might also be
listed by other checks, most noticeably by the options in the previous
section that list missing atoms in several categories. The plausible atoms
with zero occupancy are not listed here, as they already got assigned a
non-zero occupancy, and thus are no longer 'missing'.
258 LYS ( 261-) A O
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.
1 HIS ( 3-) A 0.50 2 HIS ( 4-) A 0.50 12 GLU ( 14-) A 0.30 62 HIS ( 64-) A 0.20 133 GLN ( 136-) A 0.20
Obviously, the temperature at which the X-ray data was collected has some importance too:
Crystal temperature (K) :293.000
Warning: More than 2 percent of buried atoms has low B-factor
For protein structures determined at room temperature, no more than
about 1 percent of the B factors of buried atoms is below 5.0.
Percentage of buried atoms with B less than 5 : 2.14
Note: B-factor plot
The average atomic B-factor per residue is plotted as function of the residue
Chain identifier: A
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.
83 ASP ( 85-) A N CA C 99.57 -4.2 92 HIS ( 94-) A CG ND1 CE1 109.62 4.0 205 THR ( 208-) A N CA C 99.51 -4.2
204 VAL ( 207-) A 5.38 163 SER ( 166-) A 4.31 205 THR ( 208-) A 4.19 125 TYR ( 128-) A 4.07 189 TRP ( 192-) A 4.01
Tau angle RMS Z-score : 1.528
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.
63 HIS ( 65-) A -2.5 58 LEU ( 60-) A -2.3 81 PRO ( 83-) A -2.3 173 PHE ( 176-) A -2.1 148 GLY ( 151-) A -2.1 160 VAL ( 163-) A -2.0 90 GLN ( 92-) A -2.0
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 109 LYS ( 111-) A Poor phi/psi 175 ASN ( 178-) A Poor phi/psi 198 PRO ( 201-) A PRO omega poor 249 LYS ( 252-) A Poor phi/psi chi-1/chi-2 correlation Z-score : -0.987
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 17 ASP ( 19-) A 0 18 PHE ( 20-) A 0 22 LYS ( 24-) A 0 25 ARG ( 27-) A 0 26 GLN ( 28-) 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 63 HIS ( 65-) A 0 70 ASP ( 72-) A 0 71 SER ( 73-) A 0 73 ASP ( 75-) A 0 74 LYS ( 76-) A 0 75 ALA ( 77-) A 0 78 LYS ( 80-) A 0 81 PRO ( 83-) A 0 82 LEU ( 84-) A 0 83 ASP ( 85-) A 0 90 GLN ( 92-) A 0And so on for a total of 113 lines.
Standard deviation of omega values : 1.848
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]
28 PRO ( 30-) A 0.47 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.
134 GLN ( 137-) A O <-> 203 CYS ( 206-) A SG 0.34 2.51 INTRA 60 ASN ( 62-) A ND2 <-> 63 HIS ( 65-) A A NE2 0.29 2.71 INTRA BL 203 CYS ( 206-) A CB <-> 259 HG ( 483-) A HG 0.28 2.92 INTRA 137 GLY ( 140-) A CA <-> 203 CYS ( 206-) A SG 0.26 3.14 INTRA 137 GLY ( 140-) A N <-> 203 CYS ( 206-) A SG 0.20 3.10 INTRA 63 HIS ( 65-) A A CD2 <-> 65 ASN ( 67-) A OD1 0.13 2.67 INTRA 105 HIS ( 107-) A NE2 <-> 191 TYR ( 194-) A OH 0.10 2.60 INTRA BL 60 ASN ( 62-) A ND2 <-> 63 HIS ( 65-) A A CD2 0.10 3.00 INTRA BL 13 HIS ( 15-) A ND1 <-> 16 LYS ( 18-) A NZ 0.06 2.94 INTRA BL 138 LEU ( 141-) A N <-> 203 CYS ( 206-) A SG 0.06 3.24 INTRA 49 TYR ( 51-) A OH <-> 120 HIS ( 122-) A NE2 0.05 2.65 INTRA BL 133 GLN ( 136-) A N <-> 134 GLN ( 137-) A N 0.04 2.56 INTRA BL 6 GLY ( 8-) A O <-> 10 GLY ( 12-) A N 0.03 2.67 INTRA 46 SER ( 48-) A N <-> 78 LYS ( 80-) A O 0.01 2.69 INTRA BL 72 GLN ( 74-) A O <-> 74 LYS ( 76-) A N 0.01 2.69 INTRA 197 THR ( 200-) A C <-> 198 PRO ( 201-) A C 0.01 2.79 INTRA BL 232 GLY ( 235-) A N <-> 233 GLU ( 236-) A N 0.01 2.59 INTRA B3
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.
8 HIS ( 10-) A -6.03 2 HIS ( 4-) A -5.52 98 LEU ( 100-) A -5.40
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
Error: HIS, ASN, GLN side chain flips
Listed here are Histidine, Asparagine or Glutamine residues for
which the orientation determined from hydrogen bonding analysis are
different from the assignment given in the input. Either they could
form energetically more favourable hydrogen bonds if the terminal
group was rotated by 180 degrees, or there is no assignment in the
input file (atom type 'A') but an assignment could be made. Be aware,
though, that if the topology could not be determined for one or more
ligands, then this option will make errors.
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.
29 VAL ( 31-) A N 72 GLN ( 74-) A N 98 LEU ( 100-) A N 122 ASN ( 124-) A ND2 197 THR ( 200-) A N 201 LEU ( 204-) 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
30 ASP ( 32-) A H-bonding suggests Asn; but Alt-Rotamer 236 GLU ( 239-) A H-bonding suggests Gln
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 : -0.237 2nd generation packing quality : 0.583 Ramachandran plot appearance : -1.406 chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality : -0.987 Backbone conformation : -0.784
Bond lengths : 0.416 (tight) Bond angles : 0.754 Omega angle restraints : 0.336 (tight) Side chain planarity : 0.526 (tight) Improper dihedral distribution : 0.955 B-factor distribution : 0.845 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 : 2.00
Structure Z-scores, positive is better than average:
1st generation packing quality : 0.1 2nd generation packing quality : 0.3 Ramachandran plot appearance : -0.8 chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality : -0.2 Backbone conformation : -0.9
Bond lengths : 0.416 (tight) Bond angles : 0.754 Omega angle restraints : 0.336 (tight) Side chain planarity : 0.526 (tight) Improper dihedral distribution : 0.955 B-factor distribution : 0.845 Inside/Outside distribution : 0.953 ==============
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