WHAT IF Check report

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Verification log for pdb4ah2.ent

Checks that need to be done early-on in validation

Warning: Ligands for which a topology was generated automatically

The topology for the ligands in the table below were determined automatically. WHAT IF uses a local copy of Daan van Aalten's Dundee PRODRG server to automatically generate topology information for ligands. For this PDB file that seems to have gone fine, but be aware that automatic topology generation is a complicated task. So, if you get messages that you fail to understand or that you believe are wrong, and one of these ligands is involved, then check the ligand topology first.

 376 GOL   (1181-)  A  -
 377 GOL   (1182-)  A  -
 378 GOL   (1183-)  A  -
 379 GOL   (1190-)  B  -

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

Note: Ramachandran plot

Chain identifier: B

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'.

 297 HIS   ( 111-)  B      CG
 297 HIS   ( 111-)  B      ND1
 297 HIS   ( 111-)  B      CD2
 297 HIS   ( 111-)  B      CE1
 297 HIS   ( 111-)  B      NE2
 298 HIS   ( 112-)  B      CG
 298 HIS   ( 112-)  B      ND1
 298 HIS   ( 112-)  B      CD2
 298 HIS   ( 112-)  B      CE1
 298 HIS   ( 112-)  B      NE2
 352 ARG   ( 166-)  B      CG
 352 ARG   ( 166-)  B      CD
 352 ARG   ( 166-)  B      NE
 352 ARG   ( 166-)  B      CZ
 352 ARG   ( 166-)  B      NH1
 352 ARG   ( 166-)  B      NH2

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. The header of the PDB file states that TLS groups were used. So, if WHAT IF complains about your B-factors, while 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:


Number of TLS groups mentione in PDB file header: 0

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

Note: B-factor plot

Chain identifier: B

Geometric checks

Warning: Possible cell scaling problem

Comparison of bond distances with Engh and Huber [REF] standard values for protein residues and Parkinson et al [REF] values for DNA/RNA shows a significant systematic deviation. It could be that the unit cell used in refinement was not accurate enough. The deformation matrix given below gives the deviations found: the three numbers on the diagonal represent the relative corrections needed along the A, B and C cell axis. These values are 1.000 in a normal case, but have significant deviations here (significant at the 99.99 percent confidence level)

There are a number of different possible causes for the discrepancy. First the cell used in refinement can be different from the best cell calculated. Second, the value of the wavelength used for a synchrotron data set can be miscalibrated. Finally, the discrepancy can be caused by a dataset that has not been corrected for significant anisotropic thermal motion.

Please note that the proposed scale matrix has NOT been restrained to obey the space group symmetry. This is done on purpose. The distortions can give you an indication of the accuracy of the determination.

If you intend to use the result of this check to change the cell dimension of your crystal, please read the extensive literature on this topic first. This check depends on the wavelength, the cell dimensions, and on the standard bond lengths and bond angles used by your refinement software.

Unit Cell deformation matrix

 |  0.997373  0.000145  0.000353|
 |  0.000145  0.997391 -0.000101|
 |  0.000353 -0.000101  0.997565|
Proposed new scale matrix

 |  0.017394 -0.000003 -0.000006|
 | -0.000002  0.015280  0.000002|
 | -0.000003  0.000000  0.007633|
With corresponding cell

    A    =  57.492  B   =  65.446  C    = 131.017
    Alpha=  90.007  Beta=  89.959  Gamma=  89.983

The CRYST1 cell dimensions

    A    =  57.644  B   =  65.616  C    = 131.331
    Alpha=  90.000  Beta=  90.000  Gamma=  90.000

Variance: 85.649
(Under-)estimated Z-score: 6.821

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.

 146 HIS   ( 149-)  A      CG   ND1  CE1 109.74    4.1
 208 HIS   (  16-)  B      CG   ND1  CE1 109.93    4.3

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.

  13 PRO   (  16-)  A    -2.8
 110 THR   ( 113-)  A    -2.5
 310 PRO   ( 124-)  B    -2.5
 343 THR   ( 157-)  B    -2.4
 172 LEU   ( 175-)  A    -2.4
  75 ASN   (  78-)  A    -2.2
 230 VAL   (  38-)  B    -2.1

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.

   9 PHE   (  12-)  A  omega poor
  12 ASN   (  15-)  A  PRO omega poor
  15 GLN   (  18-)  A  Poor phi/psi
  76 TYR   (  79-)  A  Poor phi/psi
  84 PRO   (  87-)  A  omega poor
  97 ARG   ( 100-)  A  Poor phi/psi, omega poor
 106 ILE   ( 109-)  A  omega poor
 108 LYS   ( 111-)  A  Poor phi/psi
 110 THR   ( 113-)  A  PRO omega poor
 140 HIS   ( 143-)  A  Poor phi/psi, omega poor
 225 ASN   (  33-)  B  Poor phi/psi
 231 ARG   (  39-)  B  omega poor
 298 HIS   ( 112-)  B  omega poor
 309 TYR   ( 123-)  B  PRO omega poor
 319 ARG   ( 133-)  B  omega poor
 320 ASN   ( 134-)  B  Poor phi/psi
 339 TRP   ( 153-)  B  Poor phi/psi, omega poor
 349 THR   ( 163-)  B  omega poor
 chi-1/chi-2 correlation Z-score : -1.958

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!

   8 GLU   (  11-)  A      0
  12 ASN   (  15-)  A      0
  14 ASP   (  17-)  A      0
  18 GLU   (  21-)  A      0
  23 PHE   (  26-)  A      0
  29 PHE   (  32-)  A      0
  30 HIS   (  33-)  A      0
  41 ARG   (  44-)  A      0
  48 PHE   (  51-)  A      0
  75 ASN   (  78-)  A      0
  76 TYR   (  79-)  A      0
  96 LEU   (  99-)  A      0
  97 ARG   ( 100-)  A      0
 107 ASP   ( 110-)  A      0
 108 LYS   ( 111-)  A      0
 109 PHE   ( 112-)  A      0
 110 THR   ( 113-)  A      0
 111 PRO   ( 114-)  A      0
 112 PRO   ( 115-)  A      0
 113 VAL   ( 116-)  A      0
 120 ARG   ( 123-)  A      0
 126 THR   ( 129-)  A      0
 127 THR   ( 130-)  A      0
 130 SER   ( 133-)  A      0
 134 PHE   ( 137-)  A      0
And so on for a total of 135 lines.

Warning: Backbone oxygen evaluation

The residues listed in the table below have an unusual backbone oxygen position.

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!

 311 GLY   ( 125-)  B   1.60   24

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].

  78 PRO   (  81-)  A   -61.4 half-chair C-beta/C-alpha (-54 degrees)
  93 PRO   (  96-)  A    99.7 envelop C-beta (108 degrees)
 369 PRO   ( 183-)  B  -116.6 envelop C-gamma (-108 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.

  73 ARG   (  76-)  A      NE  <->  380 HOH   (2056 )  A      O      0.40    2.30  INTRA
 217 ARG   (  25-)  B      NH2 <->  233 ASP   (  41-)  B      OD2    0.35    2.35  INTRA
 244 GLU   (  52-)  B      OE1 <->  247 ARG   (  55-)  B      NH1    0.35    2.35  INTRA BF
 221 ARG   (  29-)  B      NH2 <->  380 HOH   (2115 )  A      O      0.29    2.41  INTRA BF
  66 ASN   (  69-)  A      ND2 <->  380 HOH   (2050 )  A      O      0.26    2.44  INTRA BL
 124 PRO   ( 127-)  A      O   <->  380 HOH   (2090 )  A      O      0.18    2.22  INTRA
 204 LYS   (  12-)  B      NZ  <->  380 HOH   (2110 )  A      O      0.16    2.54  INTRA BL
  48 PHE   (  51-)  A      O   <->  380 HOH   (2042 )  A      O      0.15    2.25  INTRA BL
   6 GLN   (   9-)  A      NE2 <->    8 GLU   (  11-)  A      OE2    0.14    2.56  INTRA BL
 144 LYS   ( 147-)  A      NZ  <->  146 HIS   ( 149-)  A      NE2    0.13    2.87  INTRA BL
  14 ASP   (  17-)  A      OD2 <->  380 HOH   (2010 )  A      O      0.12    2.28  INTRA
  89 LEU   (  92-)  A      O   <->  103 ILE   ( 106-)  A      N      0.12    2.58  INTRA BL
 202 GLN   (  10-)  B      NE2 <->  381 HOH   (2014 )  B      O      0.11    2.59  INTRA BL
 238 GLU   (  46-)  B      OE2 <->  240 ARG   (  48-)  B      NH2    0.10    2.60  INTRA BF
 156 ASP   ( 159-)  A      O   <->  380 HOH   (2122 )  A      O      0.10    2.30  INTRA
 119 LEU   ( 122-)  A      N   <->  159 ASP   ( 162-)  A      O      0.09    2.61  INTRA BL
 165 TRP   ( 168-)  A      CH2 <->  198 ARG   (   6-)  B      CZ     0.09    3.11  INTRA BL
  81 ASN   (  84-)  A      ND2 <->  377 GOL   (1182-)  A      O2     0.09    2.61  INTRA
 120 ARG   ( 123-)  A      N   <->  123 LYS   ( 126-)  A      O      0.08    2.62  INTRA BL
 249 ASP   (  57-)  B      OD2 <->  380 HOH   (2055 )  A      O      0.07    2.33  INTRA
 316 ARG   ( 130-)  B      O   <->  360 GLN   ( 174-)  B      N      0.07    2.63  INTRA BL
 140 HIS   ( 143-)  A      ND1 <->  204 LYS   (  12-)  B      NZ     0.07    2.93  INTRA BL
 294 TYR   ( 102-)  B      O   <->  302 VAL   ( 116-)  B      N      0.06    2.64  INTRA
 310 PRO   ( 124-)  B      O   <->  363 HIS   ( 177-)  B      NE2    0.06    2.64  INTRA BL
  27 GLU   (  30-)  A      OE2 <->   30 HIS   (  33-)  A      ND1    0.05    2.65  INTRA BL
  74 SER   (  77-)  A      N   <->   75 ASN   (  78-)  A      N      0.05    2.55  INTRA B3
 200 LEU   (   8-)  B      O   <->  225 ASN   (  33-)  B      N      0.05    2.65  INTRA BL
 220 GLU   (  28-)  B      N   <->  232 PHE   (  40-)  B      O      0.04    2.66  INTRA BL
 174 HIS   ( 177-)  A      NE2 <->  176 GLU   ( 179-)  A      OE2    0.04    2.66  INTRA
  18 GLU   (  21-)  A      OE1 <->  380 HOH   (2012 )  A      O      0.04    2.36  INTRA BL
  87 THR   (  90-)  A      O   <->  105 PHE   ( 108-)  A      N      0.04    2.66  INTRA BL
 258 ASP   (  66-)  B      OD1 <->  259 LEU   (  67-)  B      N      0.04    2.56  INTRA BF
 221 ARG   (  29-)  B      NH1 <->  231 ARG   (  39-)  B      NH2    0.04    2.81  INTRA BF
  82 VAL   (  85-)  A      N   <->  110 THR   ( 113-)  A      O      0.03    2.67  INTRA BL
 168 ASP   ( 171-)  A      O   <->  380 HOH   (2127 )  A      O      0.03    2.37  INTRA
 137 ARG   ( 140-)  A      NH2 <->  139 ASP   ( 142-)  A      OD2    0.02    2.68  INTRA BL
 229 SER   (  37-)  B      O   <->  242 VAL   (  50-)  B      N      0.02    2.68  INTRA
  73 ARG   (  76-)  A      NH1 <->  249 ASP   (  57-)  B      OD2    0.02    2.68  INTRA
  64 LYS   (  67-)  A      NZ  <->  380 HOH   (2007 )  A      O      0.02    2.68  INTRA
 361 VAL   ( 175-)  B      N   <->  370 LEU   ( 184-)  B      O      0.02    2.68  INTRA BL
  84 PRO   (  87-)  A      O   <->  380 HOH   (2066 )  A      O      0.02    2.38  INTRA
   2 HIS   (   5-)  A      ND1 <->   24 ASP   (  27-)  A      OD2    0.01    2.69  INTRA BL
  14 ASP   (  17-)  A      OD1 <->  198 ARG   (   6-)  B      NE     0.01    2.69  INTRA BL
 131 GLU   ( 134-)  A      OE2 <->  144 LYS   ( 147-)  A      NZ     0.01    2.69  INTRA BL
   4 ILE   (   7-)  A      O   <->  207 CYS   (  15-)  B      N      0.01    2.69  INTRA BL
 159 ASP   ( 162-)  A      OD2 <->  380 HOH   (2087 )  A      O      0.01    2.39  INTRA
 320 ASN   ( 134-)  B      N   <->  356 VAL   ( 170-)  B      O      0.01    2.69  INTRA

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

Note: Inside/Outside RMS Z-score plot

Chain identifier: B

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.

  97 ARG   ( 100-)  A      -6.20
 350 VAL   ( 164-)  B      -5.62
 325 LYS   ( 139-)  B      -5.23
  15 GLN   (  18-)  A      -5.22

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: 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: B

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.

 297 HIS   ( 111-)  B   -2.64

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

Note: Second generation quality Z-score plot

Chain identifier: B

Water, ion, and hydrogenbond related checks

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.

  41 ARG   (  44-)  A      NH2
  42 LEU   (  45-)  A      N
 118 TRP   ( 121-)  A      NE1
 238 GLU   (  46-)  B      N
 243 THR   (  51-)  B      OG1
 267 VAL   (  75-)  B      N
 286 ARG   (  94-)  B      N
 352 ARG   ( 166-)  B      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.

   1 GLU   (   4-)  A      OE1
   8 GLU   (  11-)  A      OE1
  63 ASP   (  66-)  A      OD2
  81 ASN   (  84-)  A      OD1

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.

 380 HOH   (2020 )  A      O  0.94  K  4

Warning: Possible wrong residue type

The residues listed in the table below have a weird environment that cannot be improved by rotamer flips. This can mean one of three things, non of which WHAT CHECK really can do much about. 1) The side chain has actually another rotamer than is present in the PDB file; 2) A counter ion is present in the structure but is not given in the PDB file; 3) The residue actually is another amino acid type. The annotation 'Alt-rotamer' indicates that WHAT CHECK thinks you might want to find an alternate rotamer for this residue. The annotation 'Sym-induced' indicates that WHAT CHECK believes that symmetry contacts might have something to do with the difficulties of this residue's side chain. Determination of these two annotations is difficult, so their absence is less meaningful than their presence. The annotation Ligand-bound indicates that a ligand seems involved with this residue. In nine of ten of these cases this indicates that the ligand is causing the weird situation rather than the residue.

   1 GLU   (   4-)  A   H-bonding suggests Gln
  68 GLU   (  71-)  A   H-bonding suggests Gln; but Alt-Rotamer
 159 ASP   ( 162-)  A   H-bonding suggests Asn; but Alt-Rotamer
 338 ASP   ( 152-)  B   H-bonding suggests Asn; Ligand-contact

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 :   0.329
  2nd generation packing quality :  -0.786
  Ramachandran plot appearance   :  -0.101
  chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality  :  -1.958
  Backbone conformation          :   0.169

RMS Z-scores, should be close to 1.0:
  Bond lengths                   :   0.379 (tight)
  Bond angles                    :   0.558 (tight)
  Omega angle restraints         :   1.137
  Side chain planarity           :   0.368 (tight)
  Improper dihedral distribution :   0.574
  B-factor distribution          :   0.993
  Inside/Outside distribution    :   1.040

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 : 2.36


Structure Z-scores, positive is better than average:

  1st generation packing quality :   1.3
  2nd generation packing quality :   0.2
  Ramachandran plot appearance   :   1.3
  chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality  :  -0.3
  Backbone conformation          :   0.5

RMS Z-scores, should be close to 1.0:
  Bond lengths                   :   0.379 (tight)
  Bond angles                    :   0.558 (tight)
  Omega angle restraints         :   1.137
  Side chain planarity           :   0.368 (tight)
  Improper dihedral distribution :   0.574
  B-factor distribution          :   0.993
  Inside/Outside distribution    :   1.040
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DSSP
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Hydrogen bond networks
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Matthews' Coefficient
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Protein side chain planarity
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Puckering parameters
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Quality Control
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Ramachandran plot
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Symmetry Checks
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Ion Checks
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    P.Mueller, S.Koepke and G.M.Sheldrick,
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Checking checks
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