WHAT IF Check report

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Verification log for /srv/data/pdb/flat/pdb2tir.ent

Checks that need to be done early-on in validation

Note: Introduction

WHAT CHECK needs to read a PDB file before it can check it. It does a series of checks upon reading the file. The results of these checks are reported in this section (section 2.1). The rest of the report will be more systematic in that section 2.2 reports on administrative problems. Section 2.3 gives descriptive output that is not directly validating things but more telling you how WHAT CHECK interpreted the input file. Section 2.4 looks at B-factors, occupancies, and the presence/absence of (spurious) atoms. Section 2.5 deals with nomenclature problems. Section 2.6 deals with geometric problems like bond lengths and bond angles. Section 2.7 deals with torsion angle issues. Section 2.8 looks at atomic clashes. Section 2.9 deals with packing, accessibility, etc, issues. Section 2.10 deals with hydrogen bonds, ion packing, and other things that can be summarized under the common name charge-charge interactions. Section 2.11 gives a summary of whole report and tells you (if applicable) which symmetry matrices were used. Section 2.12 tells the crystallographer which are the things most in need of manual correction. And the last section, section 2.13, lists all residues sorted by their need for visual inspection in light of the electron density.

Warning: Unconventional orthorhombic cell

The primitive P 2 2 2 or P 21 21 21 cell specified does not conform to the convention that the axes should be given in order of increasing length.

The CRYST1 cell dimensions

    A    =  50.800  B   =  26.800  C    =  80.700
    Alpha=  90.000  Beta=  90.000  Gamma=  90.000

Warning: Conventional cell

The conventional cell as mentioned earlier has been derived.

The CRYST1 cell dimensions

    A    =  50.800  B   =  26.800  C    =  80.700
    Alpha=  90.000  Beta=  90.000  Gamma=  90.000

Dimensions of a reduced cell

    A    =  26.800  B   =  50.800  C    =  80.700
    Alpha=  90.000  Beta=  90.000  Gamma=  90.000

Dimensions of the conventional cell

    A    =  26.800  B   =  50.800  C    =  80.700
    Alpha=  90.000  Beta=  90.000  Gamma=  90.000

Transformation to conventional cell

 |  0.000000  1.000000  0.000000|
 | -1.000000  0.000000  0.000000|
 |  0.000000  0.000000  1.000000|

Note: Header records from PDB file

Header records from PDB file.

HEADER    ELECTRON TRANSPORT                      10-JAN-93   2TIR
CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ANALYSIS OF A MUTANT ESCHERICHIA COLI
 THIOREDOXIN IN WHICH LYSINE 36 IS REPLACED BY GLUTAMIC ACID
ELECTRON TRANSPORT
JRNL        M.NIKKOLA,F.K.GLEASON,J.A.FUCHS,H.EKLUND
JRNL        CRYSTAL STRUCTURE ANALYSIS OF A MUTANT ESCHERICHIA
JRNL        COLI THIOREDOXIN IN WHICH LYSINE 36 IS REPLACED BY
JRNL        GLUTAMIC ACID.
JRNL        REF    BIOCHEMISTRY                  V.  32  5093 1993
JRNL        REFN                   ISSN 0006-2960
JRNL        PMID   8098620
JRNL        DOI    10.1021/BI00070A017

Note: Counting molecules and matrices

The parameter Z as given on the CRYST card represents the molecular multiplicity in the crystallographic cell. Z equals the number of matrices of the space group multiplied by the number of NCS relations. These numbers seem to be consistent.

Space group as read from CRYST card: P 21 21 21
Number of matrices in space group: 4
Highest polymer chain multiplicity in structure: 1
Highest polymer chain multiplicity according to SEQRES: 1
No explicit MTRIX NCS matrices found in the input file
Value of Z as found on the CRYST1 card: 4
Z, spacegroup, and NCS seem to agree administratively

Note: Matthews coefficient OK

The Matthews coefficient [REF] is defined as the density of the protein structure in cubic Angstroms per Dalton. Normal values are between 1.5 (tightly packed, little room for solvent) and 4.0 (loosely packed, much space for solvent). Some very loosely packed structures can get values a bit higher than that.

Molecular weight of all polymer chains: 11734.047
Volume of the Unit Cell V= 109865.922
Space group multiplicity: 4
No NCS symmetry matrices (MTRIX records) found in PDB file
Matthews coefficient for observed atoms and Z: Vm= 2.341
One BIOMT matrix observed in the PDB file, but that is the unitary one
Matthews coefficient read from REMARK 280 Vm= 2.350
Vm by authors and this calculated Vm agree remarkably well

Note: All atoms are sufficiently far away from symmetry axes

None of the atoms in the structure is closer than 0.77 Angstrom to a proper symmetry axis.

Note: Chain identifiers OK

WHAT CHECK has not detected any serious chain identifier problems. But be aware that WHAT CHECK doesn't care about the chain identifiers of waters.

Administrative problems that can generate validation failures

Note: No strange inter-chain connections detected

No covalent bonds have been detected between molecules with non-identical chain identifiers.

Note: No duplicate atom names in ligands

All atom names in ligands (if any) seem adequately unique.

Note: In all cases the primary alternate atom was used

WHAT CHECK saw no need to make any alternate atom corrections (which means they either are all correct, or there are none).

Note: No residues detected inside ligands

Either this structure does not contain ligands with amino acid groups inside it, or their naming is proper (enough).

Note: No attached groups interfere with hydrogen bond calculations

It seems there are no sugars, lipids, etc., bound (or very close) to atoms that otherwise could form hydrogen bonds.

Note: No probable side chain atoms with zero occupancy detected.

Either there are no side chain atoms with zero occupancy, or the side chain atoms with zero occupancy were not present in the input PDB file (in which case they are listed as missing atoms), or their positions are sufficiently improbable to warrant a zero occupancy.

Note: No probable backbone atoms with zero occupancy detected.

Either there are no backbone atoms with zero occupancy, or the backbone atoms with zero occupancy were left out of the input PDB file (in which case they are listed as missing atoms), or their positions are sufficiently improbable to warrant a zero occupancy.

Note: All residues have a complete backbone.

No residues have missing backbone atoms.

Note: No C-alpha only residues

There are no residues that consist of only an alpha carbon atom.

Non-validating, descriptive output paragraph

Note: Content of the PDB file as interpreted by WHAT CHECK

Content of the PDB file as interpreted by WHAT CHECK. WHAT CHECK has read your PDB file, and stored it internally in what is called 'the soup'. The content of this soup is listed here. An extensive explanation of all frequently used WHAT CHECK output formats can be found at swift.cmbi.ru.nl. Look under output formats. A course on reading this 'Molecules' table is part of the WHAT CHECK website.

     1     1 (    1)   108 (  108) A Protein             /srv/data/pdb/fla...
     2   109 (  108)   109 (  108) A A O2 <-   108       /srv/data/pdb/fla...
     3   110 (  109)   110 (  109) A  CU                 /srv/data/pdb/fla...
     4   111 ( HOH )   111 ( HOH ) A water   (   80)     /srv/data/pdb/fla...
MODELs skipped upon reading PDB file: 0
X-ray structure. No MODELs found
The total number of amino acids found is 108.
No nucleic acids observed in input file
No sugars recognized in input file
Number of water molecules: 80
Residue numbers increase monotonously OK

Some numbers...

Note: Chain identifiers seem OK

Note: Ramachandran plot

Chain identifier: A

Note: Secondary structure

Secondary structure assignment

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

Note: No rounded coordinates detected

Note: No artificial side chains detected

Note: No missing atoms detected in residues

Note: All B-factors fall in the range 0.0 - 100.0

Note: C-terminus capping




Note: Weights administratively correct

Note: Normal distribution of occupancy values



Note: All occupancies seem to add up to 0.0 - 1.0.

Warning: What type of B-factor?


Warning: More than 2 percent of buried atoms has low B-factor

Note: B-factor distribution normal



Note: B-factor plot

Chain identifier: A

Nomenclature related problems

Note: Introduction to the nomenclature section.

Note: Valine nomenclature OK

Note: Threonine nomenclature OK

Note: Isoleucine nomenclature OK

Note: Leucine nomenclature OK

Note: Arginine nomenclature OK

Note: Tyrosine torsion conventions OK

Note: Phenylalanine torsion conventions OK

Note: Aspartic acid torsion conventions OK

Note: Glutamic acid torsion conventions OK

Note: Phosphate group names OK in DNA/RNA

Note: Heavy atom naming OK

Note: No decreasing residue numbers

Geometric checks

Warning: Unusual bond lengths


Note: Normal bond length variability


Warning: Possible cell scaling problem

SCALE matrix obtained from PDB file


Unit Cell deformation matrix


Proposed new scale matrix


With corresponding cell


The CRYST1 cell dimensions



Warning: Unusual bond angles


Warning: High bond angle deviations


Note: Residue hand check OK

Note: Chirality OK

Note: Improper dihedral angle distribution OK

Error: Tau angle problems


Note: Normal tau angle deviations

Note: Side chain planarity OK

Note: Atoms connected to aromatic rings OK

Torsion-related checks

Note: Ramachandran Z-score OK

Note: Ramachandran check

Warning: Torsion angle evaluation shows unusual residues


Warning: Backbone evaluation reveals unusual conformations


Error: Chi-1/chi-2 rotamer problems


Warning: chi-1/chi-2 angle correlation Z-score low

Note: Rotamers checked OK

Warning: Unusual backbone conformations


Note: Backbone conformation Z-score OK

Note: Omega angle restraint OK

Note: PRO puckering amplitude OK

Warning: Unusual PRO puckering phases


Note: Backbone oxygen evaluation OK

Note: Peptide bond conformations

Bump checks

Error: Abnormally short interatomic distances


Note: Some notes regarding these bumps









Packing, accessibility and threading

Note: Inside/outside distribution check

Note: Inside/Outside residue distribution normal

Note: Inside/Outside RMS Z-score plot

Chain identifier: A

Warning: Abnormal packing environment for some residues


Note: No series of residues with bad packing environment

Note: Structural average packing environment OK

Note: Quality value plot

Chain identifier: A

Warning: Low packing Z-score for some residues


Note: No series of residues with abnormal new packing environment

Note: Second generation quality Z-score plot

Chain identifier: A

Water, ion, and hydrogen bond related checks

Warning: No crystallisation information

Error: Water clusters without contacts with non-water atoms


Note: No waters need moving

Error: Water molecules without hydrogen bonds


Note: His, Asn, Gln side chains OK

Note: Histidine type assignments


Warning: Buried unsatisfied hydrogen bond donors


Note: Buried hydrogen bond acceptors OK

Note: Some notes regarding these donors and acceptors


















Note: Content of the PDB file as interpreted by WHAT CHECK


Final summary

Note: Summary report







Suggestions for the refinement process

Note: Introduction to refinement recommendations

Note: No crippling problems detected

Note: Cell parameter anomaly

Error: Bumps in your structure

Note: Bond angle variabilty Z-score high

Note: Free floating waters

Residues in need of attention

Warning: Troublesome residues