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Last modified
31 March 98
by N.Guex



As several people have asked me how they should cite Swiss-PdbViewer, I have included references. You must at least use the third one.
The first one is a published abstract, the second one comes from the PDB newsletter. The third one is description of the homology modelling capabilities of Swiss-PdbViewer used in conjunction to the SWISS-MODEL server.It also gives a detailed example of what accuracy level you can expect from a model, and should be very instructive to people not familiar with protein modelling.

  • Guex, N.(1996)
    Swiss-PdbViewer: A new fast and easy to use PDB viewer for the Macintosh.
    Experientia 52, pp. A26.


  • Guex, N and Peitsch, M.C.(1996)
    Swiss-PdbViewer: A Fast and Easy-to-use PDB Viewer for Macintosh and PC.
    Protein Data Bank Quaterly Newsletter 77, pp. 7.

  • Guex, N. and Peitsch, M.C. (1997)
    SWISS-MODEL and the Swiss-PdbViewer: An environment for comparative protein modeling.
    Electrophoresis 18, 2714-2723.

If you can also include somewhere the official url, it would be nice.

Articles cited in user guide (in construction)


  1. Weiner, S.J., Kollman, P.A., Case, D.A., Singh, U.C., Ghio, C., Alagona, G., Profeta, S.,Weiner, P.K.(1984)
    A new force field for molecular mechanical simulation of nucleic acids proteins.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 106,765-784.

  2. Morris, A.L., MacArthur, M.W., Hutchinson, E.G., Thornton, J.M.(1992)
    Stereochemical Quality of Protein Structure Coordinates.
    PROTEINS: Structure, Function, and Genetics 12,345-364.

  3. Carson, M. (1987)
    Ribbon model of macromolecules.
    J. mol. Graphics. 5,103-106.

  4. Vriend G. (1987,1993,1997)
    whatcheck (html), whatcheck (ftp), whatcheck (ftp).

  5. Huang, X., Miller, M. (1991)
    A Time-Efficient, Linear-Space Local Similarity Algorithm
    Adv. Appl. Math. 12,337-357.

  6. Sippl, J.M. (1990)
    Calculation of Conformational Ensembles from Potentials of Mean Force: an approach to the knowledge based prediction of local structures in globular proteins.
    J. Mol. Biol. 213,859-883.