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 multi-volume series 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.