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Module FragmentMapper'

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Classify protein backbone structure according to Kolodny et al's fragment libraries.

It can be regarded as a form of objective secondary structure classification. Only fragments of length 5 or 7 are supported (ie. there is a 'central' residue).

Full reference:

Kolodny R, Koehl P, Guibas L, Levitt M. Small libraries of protein fragments model native protein structures accurately. J Mol Biol. 2002 323(2):297-307.

The definition files of the fragments can be obtained from:

U{http://csb.stanford.edu/~rachel/fragments/}

You need these files to use this module.

The following example uses the library with 10 fragments of length 5. The library files can be found in directory 'fragment_data'.

>>> model = structure[0]
>>> fm = FragmentMapper(model, lsize=10, flength=5, dir="fragment_data")
>>> fragment = fm[residue]
Classes [hide private]
  Fragment
Represent a polypeptide C-alpha fragment.
  FragmentMapper
Map polypeptides in a model to lists of representative fragments.
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_make_fragment_list(pp, length)
Dice up a peptide in fragments of length "length".
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_map_fragment_list(flist, reflist)
Map all frgaments in flist to the closest (in RMSD) fragment in reflist.
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_read_fragments(size, length, dir='.')
Read a fragment spec file (available from U{http://csb.stanford.edu/rachel/fragments/} and return a list of Fragment objects.
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Variables [hide private]
  _FRAGMENT_FILE = 'lib_%s_z_%s.txt'
  __package__ = 'Bio.PDB'
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_make_fragment_list(pp, length)

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Dice up a peptide in fragments of length "length".

@param pp: a list of residues (part of one peptide) @type pp: [L{Residue}, L{Residue}, ...]

@param length: fragment length @type length: int

_map_fragment_list(flist, reflist)

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Map all frgaments in flist to the closest (in RMSD) fragment in reflist.

Returns a list of reflist indices.

@param flist: list of protein fragments @type flist: [L{Fragment}, L{Fragment}, ...]

@param reflist: list of reference (ie. library) fragments @type reflist: [L{Fragment}, L{Fragment}, ...]

_read_fragments(size, length, dir='.')

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Read a fragment spec file (available from U{http://csb.stanford.edu/rachel/fragments/} and return a list of Fragment objects.

@param size: number of fragments in the library @type size: int

@param length: length of the fragments @type length: int

@param dir: directory where the fragment spec files can be found @type dir: string