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.
326 DMS ( 324-) E -
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.
161 SER ( 161-) E -
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.
161 SER ( 161-) E -
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: E
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:
Temperature cannot be read from the PDB file. This most likely means that
the temperature is listed as NULL (meaning unknown) in the PDB file.
Error: The B-factors of bonded atoms show signs of over-refinement
For each of the bond types in a protein a distribution was derived for the
difference between the square roots of the B-factors of the two atoms. All
bonds in the current protein were scored against these distributions. The
number given below is the RMS Z-score over the structure. For a structure
with completely restrained B-factors within residues, this value will be
around 0.35, for extremely high resolution structures refined with free
isotropic B-factors this number is expected to be near 1.0. Any value over
1.5 is sign of severe over-refinement of B-factors.
RMS Z-score : 2.286 over 2130 bonds
Average difference in B over a bond : 4.97
RMS difference in B over a bond : 7.73
Note: B-factor plot
The average atomic B-factor per residue is plotted as function of the residue
Chain identifier: E
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.
33 ASN ( 33-) E N -C 1.41 4.0 49 THR ( 49-) E CB OG1 1.34 -5.9 52 GLY ( 52-) E CA C 1.58 4.5 74 HIS ( 74-) E ND1 CE1 1.38 4.4 83 TYR ( 83-) E CA CB 1.61 4.0 131 ILE ( 131-) E CA CB 1.44 -4.4 150 ASP ( 150-) E CG OD2 1.35 5.1 170 ASP ( 170-) E CG OD1 1.35 5.1 177 GLU ( 177-) E CD OE2 1.34 4.7 196 GLY ( 196-) E CA C 1.59 4.7 202 LEU ( 202-) E CB CG 1.45 -4.0 216 HIS ( 216-) E CA CB 1.61 4.1 272 THR ( 272-) E CA C 1.44 -4.0 294 ASP ( 294-) E CG OD2 1.34 4.6 299 THR ( 299-) E CA C 1.44 -4.1 318 LYS (1323-) E N CA 1.54 4.3
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
| 0.994294 0.001571 -0.002621| | 0.001571 0.994056 -0.000917| | -0.002621 -0.000917 1.004915|Proposed new scale matrix
| 0.010678 0.006155 0.000033| | -0.000019 0.012344 0.000011| | 0.000020 0.000007 0.007573|With corresponding cell
A = 93.563 B = 93.416 C = 132.052 Alpha= 89.941 Beta= 90.301 Gamma= 119.868
The CRYST1 cell dimensions
A = 94.100 B = 94.100 C = 131.400 Alpha= 90.000 Beta= 90.000 Gamma= 120.000
(Under-)estimated Z-score: 10.089
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.
2 THR ( 2-) E -O -C N 114.28 -5.5 2 THR ( 2-) E C CA CB 101.49 -4.5 4 THR ( 4-) E N CA CB 103.32 -4.2 21 ASN ( 21-) E CA CB CG 105.74 -6.9 21 ASN ( 21-) E ND2 CG OD1 116.83 -5.8 29 TYR ( 29-) E CG CD2 CE2 114.52 -4.5 32 ASP ( 32-) E CA CB CG 117.89 5.3 33 ASN ( 33-) E -C N CA 114.43 -4.0 47 ARG ( 47-) E CA CB CG 105.43 -4.3 47 ARG ( 47-) E CB CG CD 124.13 5.0 47 ARG ( 47-) E CD NE CZ 130.10 4.7 49 THR ( 49-) E CA CB OG1 102.83 -4.5 49 THR ( 49-) E CG2 CB OG1 98.74 -5.3 53 SER ( 53-) E CA CB OG 102.00 -4.5 55 TRP ( 55-) E CE3 CD2 CG 129.88 -4.0 61 GLN ( 61-) E CA CB CG 104.82 -4.6 66 TYR ( 66-) E N CA CB 101.73 -5.2 67 ASP ( 67-) E C CA CB 102.44 -4.0 68 ALA ( 68-) E C CA CB 117.37 4.6 69 PRO ( 69-) E N CA CB 107.53 4.1 71 VAL ( 71-) E CA CB CG2 117.55 4.1 72 ASP ( 72-) E CA CB CG 116.77 4.2 86 ASN ( 86-) E CA CB CG 106.77 -5.8 89 ASN ( 89-) E CA CB CG 106.68 -5.9 89 ASN ( 89-) E ND2 CG OD1 128.03 5.4And so on for a total of 89 lines.
Improper dihedrals are a measure of the chirality/planarity of the structure at a specific atom. Values around -35 or +35 are expected for chiral atoms, and values around 0 for planar atoms. Planar side chains are left out of the calculations, these are better handled by the planarity checks.
Three numbers are given for each atom in the table. The first is the Z-score for the improper dihedral. The second number is the measured improper dihedral. The third number is the expected value for this atom type. A final column contains an extra warning if the chirality for an atom is opposite to the expected value.
156 ILE ( 156-) E CA -7.4 22.03 33.24 251 TYR ( 251-) E CA -6.2 24.20 34.03 256 VAL ( 256-) E CA 6.2 42.27 33.23 The average deviation= 2.489
Improper dihedral RMS Z-score : 2.050
Error: Tau angle problems
The side chains of the residues listed in the table below contain a tau
angle (N-Calpha-C) that was found to deviate from te expected value by
more than 4.0 times the expected standard deviation. The number in the
table is the number of standard deviations this RMS value deviates from
the expected value.
260 ARG ( 260-) E 4.25 234 SER ( 234-) E 4.00
200 ASP ( 200-) E 7.85 21 ASN ( 21-) E 7.76 150 ASP ( 150-) E 7.35 142 HIS ( 142-) E 7.13 89 ASN ( 89-) E 7.06 24 TYR ( 24-) E 6.41 191 ASP ( 191-) E 6.37 33 ASN ( 33-) E 5.93 273 GLN ( 273-) E 5.16 138 ASP ( 138-) E 5.12 32 ASP ( 32-) E 5.09 31 GLN ( 31-) E 4.95 75 TYR ( 75-) E 4.93 296 TYR ( 296-) E 4.57 76 TYR ( 76-) E 4.53 74 HIS ( 74-) E 4.48 290 GLN ( 290-) E 4.39 193 TYR ( 193-) E 4.35 96 ASN ( 96-) E 4.31 112 ASN ( 112-) E 4.16 67 ASP ( 67-) E 4.07
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.
6 THR ( 6-) E -2.9 182 LYS ( 182-) E -2.6 46 TYR ( 46-) E -2.5 107 SER ( 107-) E -2.4 157 TYR ( 157-) E -2.4 20 ILE ( 20-) E -2.4 92 SER ( 92-) E -2.3 185 ASP ( 185-) E -2.1 25 SER ( 25-) E -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.
26 THR ( 26-) E Poor phi/psi 46 TYR ( 46-) E Poor phi/psi 50 LEU ( 50-) E PRO omega poor 60 ASN ( 60-) E Poor phi/psi 89 ASN ( 89-) E Poor phi/psi 92 SER ( 92-) E Poor phi/psi 97 ASN ( 97-) E Poor phi/psi 105 HIS ( 105-) E Poor phi/psi 107 SER ( 107-) E Poor phi/psi 118 SER ( 118-) E Poor phi/psi 152 THR ( 152-) E Poor phi/psi 157 TYR ( 157-) E Poor phi/psi 159 ASN ( 159-) E Poor phi/psi 181 ASN ( 181-) E Poor phi/psi chi-1/chi-2 correlation Z-score : -1.048
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!
5 SER ( 5-) E 0 14 LEU ( 14-) E 0 19 ASN ( 19-) E 0 21 ASN ( 21-) E 0 24 TYR ( 24-) E 0 25 SER ( 25-) E 0 26 THR ( 26-) E 0 27 TYR ( 27-) E 0 30 LEU ( 30-) E 0 34 THR ( 34-) E 0 37 ASP ( 37-) E 0 45 LYS ( 45-) E 0 46 TYR ( 46-) E 0 49 THR ( 49-) E 0 51 PRO ( 51-) E 0 53 SER ( 53-) E 0 55 TRP ( 55-) E 0 60 ASN ( 60-) E 0 61 GLN ( 61-) E 0 62 PHE ( 62-) E 0 63 PHE ( 63-) E 0 88 HIS ( 88-) E 0 89 ASN ( 89-) E 0 91 LEU ( 91-) E 0 92 SER ( 92-) E 0And so on for a total of 129 lines.
Standard deviation of omega values : 3.541
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!
277 PRO ( 277-) E 1.79 11
184 PRO ( 184-) E 0.16 LOW
195 PRO ( 195-) E -118.2 half-chair C-delta/C-gamma (-126 degrees) 208 PRO ( 208-) E 110.5 envelop C-beta (108 degrees)
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 ILE ( 1-) E CD1 <-> 29 TYR ( 29-) E CE2 0.62 2.58 INTRA BF 1 ILE ( 1-) E CD1 <-> 29 TYR ( 29-) E CD2 0.53 2.67 INTRA BF 194 THR ( 194-) E CA <-> 195 PRO ( 195-) E CD 0.41 2.39 INTRA B3 126 ASP ( 126-) E OD1 <-> 128 GLN ( 128-) E N 0.31 2.39 INTRA 194 THR ( 194-) E N <-> 195 PRO ( 195-) E CD 0.24 2.76 INTRA 1 ILE ( 1-) E CD1 <-> 29 TYR ( 29-) E CZ 0.21 2.99 INTRA BF 262 LYS ( 262-) E NZ <-> 302 GLU ( 302-) E OE2 0.21 2.49 INTRA 149 THR ( 149-) E O <-> 154 GLY ( 154-) E N 0.18 2.52 INTRA BL 292 ALA ( 292-) E O <-> 296 TYR ( 296-) E N 0.18 2.52 INTRA 299 THR ( 299-) E N <-> 300 SER ( 300-) E N 0.16 2.44 INTRA B3 1 ILE ( 1-) E CG2 <-> 2 THR ( 2-) E N 0.15 2.85 INTRA 126 ASP ( 126-) E N <-> 127 GLY ( 127-) E N 0.14 2.46 INTRA BL 88 HIS ( 88-) E C <-> 89 ASN ( 89-) E CB 0.14 2.66 INTRA B3 16 ASP ( 16-) E OD2 <-> 18 LYS ( 18-) E NZ 0.13 2.57 INTRA 167 ALA ( 167-) E O <-> 171 ILE ( 171-) E N 0.12 2.58 INTRA BL 196 GLY ( 196-) E N <-> 327 HOH ( 479 ) E O 0.12 2.58 INTRA 187 GLU ( 187-) E OE2 <-> 327 HOH ( 658 ) E O 0.11 2.29 INTRA 13 VAL ( 13-) E N <-> 72 ASP ( 72-) E OD2 0.10 2.60 INTRA BL 224 THR ( 224-) E C <-> 225 GLN ( 225-) E CA 0.09 2.21 INTRA B2 146 HIS ( 146-) E NE2 <-> 166 GLU ( 166-) E OE2 0.09 2.61 INTRA 225 GLN ( 225-) E O <-> 228 GLY ( 228-) E N 0.08 2.62 INTRA 1 ILE ( 1-) E CD1 <-> 29 TYR ( 29-) E CG 0.08 3.12 INTRA BF 146 HIS ( 146-) E CE1 <-> 166 GLU ( 166-) E OE2 0.07 2.73 INTRA 68 ALA ( 68-) E N <-> 69 PRO ( 69-) E CD 0.07 2.93 INTRA BL 180 ALA ( 180-) E C <-> 181 ASN ( 181-) E CB 0.06 2.74 INTRA B3And so on for a total of 60 lines.
Chain identifier: E
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.
108 GLN ( 108-) E -5.88 88 HIS ( 88-) E -5.85 221 TYR ( 221-) E -5.79 251 TYR ( 251-) E -5.63 225 GLN ( 225-) E -5.58 246 GLN ( 246-) E -5.52 157 TYR ( 157-) E -5.44 182 LYS ( 182-) E -5.24 273 GLN ( 273-) E -5.11 50 LEU ( 50-) E -5.10
The table below lists the first and last residue in each stretch found, as well as the average residue score of the series.
225 GLN ( 225-) E 228 - GLY 228- ( E) -4.54
Chain identifier: E
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.
44 ALA ( 44-) E -2.71
Chain identifier: E
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.
327 HOH ( 423 ) E O 56.45 40.86 -5.47 327 HOH ( 478 ) E O 62.09 41.61 -11.60 327 HOH ( 495 ) E O 6.17 48.49 13.15 327 HOH ( 501 ) E O 29.96 52.66 20.11 327 HOH ( 504 ) E O 56.70 39.62 -15.37 327 HOH ( 615 ) E O 32.84 41.55 -13.05 327 HOH ( 670 ) E O 14.49 59.12 15.76
31 GLN ( 31-) E 33 ASN ( 33-) E 273 GLN ( 273-) E 290 GLN ( 290-) E 301 GLN ( 301-) E 308 GLN ( 308-) E
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.
35 ARG ( 35-) E N 97 ASN ( 97-) E ND2 112 ASN ( 112-) E N 155 LEU ( 155-) E N 216 HIS ( 216-) E N Only metal coordination for 142 HIS ( 142-) E NE2 Only metal coordination for 190 GLU ( 190-) E OE2
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.
238 ASN ( 238-) E OD1
The output gives the ion, the valency score for the ion itself, the valency score for the suggested alternative ion, and a series of possible comments *1 indicates that the suggested alternate atom type has been observed in the PDB file at another location in space. *2 indicates that WHAT IF thinks to have found this ion type in the crystallisation conditions as described in the REMARK 280 cards of the PDB file. *S Indicates that this ions is located at a special position (i.e. at a symmetry axis). N4 stands for NH4+.
320 CA ( 317-) E -.- -.- Part of ionic cluster 320 CA ( 317-) E 0.77 1.00 Scores about as good as NA 321 CA ( 318-) E -.- -.- Part of ionic cluster
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.
327 HOH ( 606 ) E O 0.90 K 5 Ion-B
37 ASP ( 37-) E H-bonding suggests Asn 119 GLU ( 119-) E H-bonding suggests Gln 143 GLU ( 143-) E H-bonding suggests Gln 294 ASP ( 294-) E H-bonding suggests Asn; but Alt-Rotamer
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 : -1.101 2nd generation packing quality : -1.399 Ramachandran plot appearance : -0.526 chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality : -1.048 Backbone conformation : -0.399
Bond lengths : 1.322 Bond angles : 1.658 Omega angle restraints : 0.644 (tight) Side chain planarity : 2.999 (loose) Improper dihedral distribution : 2.050 (loose) B-factor distribution : 2.286 (loose) Inside/Outside distribution : 1.014
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 : 1.60
Structure Z-scores, positive is better than average:
1st generation packing quality : -0.9 2nd generation packing quality : -1.4 Ramachandran plot appearance : -0.9 chi-1/chi-2 rotamer normality : -1.4 Backbone conformation : -0.7
Bond lengths : 1.322 Bond angles : 1.658 Omega angle restraints : 0.644 (tight) Side chain planarity : 2.999 (loose) Improper dihedral distribution : 2.050 (loose) B-factor distribution : 2.286 (loose) Inside/Outside distribution : 1.014 ==============
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