International Tables for Crystallography

Protein geometry: volumes, areas and distances
M. Gerstein and F. M. Richards. International Tables for Crystallography (2012). Vol. F, ch. 22.1, pp. 703-712  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000885 ]


In this chapter, methods for the calculation of the volumes and areas of proteins are surveyed. The application of Voronoi polyhedra to the calculation of volumes is focused on, with a discussion of how this construction is made and various aspects of it, including the calculation of standard sets of protein volumes. Various measures for protein surface areas, including the accessible surface area, are also discussed.

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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.