International Tables for Crystallography

KiNG and kinemages
V. B. Chen, J. S. Richardson and D. C. Richardson. International Tables for Crystallography (2012). Vol. F, ch. 21.5, pp. 688-693  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000883 ]


KiNG and the kinemage interactive three-dimensional graphics it displays are a powerful yet easy to use system for viewing and analysing structures of macromolecules. Kinemages can be used in a variety of ways, from interactive molecular illustrations for teaching or the web, to display of high-dimensional data or detailed structural analysis for research. KiNG also provides a set of crystallographic rebuilding tools, including a novel `backrub' tool for making local, non-disruptive adjustments to protein backbone that couple strongly to side-chain changes, supported by display of electron density, rotamer quality and all-atom contact analysis. KiNG includes a suite of tools for conveniently constructing kinemages from a variety of sources, as well as an extensive set of on-screen editing and drawing functions.

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International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography. The series consists of nine volumes and comprises articles and tables of data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials.