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How to show electrostatic interactions in Pymol on the wanted residue

Depends whether you work with named selections which is preferable and helpful if you want to use this Pymol session for future images. In this case, use the distance command for your two selections, ...
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How did researchers derive the Ramachandran "validation" contours?

To expand on Matteo Ferla's comment as an answer, there are two approaches to getting these "allowed" contours: From probabilities found in observed crystal structures. You could imagine plotting a ...
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Intrinsically disordered protein

Asking how to visualise the disordered region of a protein is a bit like asking how to visualise the location of an electron. An intrinsically disordered protein, by definition, has regions that are ...
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Is there a Python package to convert InChi to molecular structures?

Yes, RDKit can be used, however, if you installed it with conda it will not work out of the box for inChi key fetching. You can either spend some time installing ...
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Why is it necessary to add hydrogen and delete water before protein-ligand docking?

Hydrogens Most crystallographic structures are X-ray and the hydrogens are absent. In the case of neutron diffraction models, there may be many missing high b-factor ones (example in PDB:5MOP). As a ...
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Why is it necessary to add hydrogen and delete water before protein-ligand docking?

My answer is mainly based on molecular dynamics,but in this context it shouldn't make much of a difference. The main reason has to do with the force-field-...
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Putting labels of different sizes on one PyMOl Object

'label_size' is a object-state-level setting, which means that you will have to rely on the 'create' command to create a new object for every different label size. It can certainly be automated, and ...
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What is the best way to start with Structural bioinformatics with zero prior experience?

As others have said, there is no short cut and you will need to spend some time with a good book. I would say there are 3 broad areas of understanding you have to have as a structural ...
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Protein ligand docking: how to convert <protein>.pdb to <protein>.maps.fld?

There are a few steps in between pdb and .maps.fld. Here is the list of several scripts that can do tasks for you that you ...
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Is there a Python package to convert InChi to molecular structures?

Slightly modified Matteos answer: ...
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Programmatically adding hydrogen and remove water to multiple PDB files

I believe PDB2PQR CLI will do the work wonderfully. Don't let the name trick you: PQR files are organized like PDB ones. Under the hood it runs propka, which is state-of-the-art for predicting a ...
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How to tell if our ligand-protein docking is good from AutoDock Vina's result

It is best to contextualise the numbers. -1 kcal/mol is about the potential energy gained from a hydrogen bond —technically described in the r^6 part of the Lenard–Jones term, it is also the average ...
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How to visualize electron density of a specific part of the protein residue?

NGLview runs off the JavaScript libray NGL, which is documented as a series of very helpful examples: in the gallery. The commands are not one-to-one (slightly frustratingly), but it is helpful as you ...
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What is the perferred method of optimization or energy minimization of small molecules downloaded from PubChem?

The difference between different force-fields is not going to be major, it is the side steps which are. When If you are starting from a SMILES string, optimisation is a must obviously. If you are ...
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Python script to simultaneously generate multiple pdbqt files for AutoDockTools?

Answer from @matteo-ferla, converted from comment: If command line interface is more suitable for you, you may consider OpenBabel, which can predict Gasteiger charges, protonate at pH 7, accept a smi ...
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Best way to dock subset of protein PDB and definition of a ligand

Answer from @pippo1980, converted from comment: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01208 Comprehensive Evaluation of Fourteen Docking Programs on Protein–Peptide Complexes
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What is the difference between fixed effects and random effects in the context of Linear-mixed models?

I do not know much about statistics but I will try my best to explain. First, random effects are defined as the factors (categories) in the population that we are not aware of (not observed), so we ...
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Holistic enzyme activity determination with computation

Your title says holistic. This is a tad problematic as there's layers upon layers. Say, post-translation regulation, inhibiting metabolites, interacting protein etc....
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What programs account for structural alignment of different parts of distant homologs which have significant structural differences?

TM-align has some options to do this, see for example https://zhanglab.ccmb.med.umich.edu/TM-align/help.html. TM-align is similar to TM-score but the alignment is purely structural.
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Combine structures in the same session - PyMOL

Open the PyMOL session. Use the load command to load your PDB file(s): load file.pdb. Use the ...
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Outputting crunchable list of HBonds from Pymol

Thanks a lot to all who commented/replied, the author of the scripts provided a response. It was down to a syntax change in PyMol of which I wasn't aware that caused my selection to come up empty.
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Putting labels of different sizes on one PyMOl Object

I ended up fixing this by just putting this into the boilerplate code: ...
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What is the best way to start with Structural bioinformatics with zero prior experience?

A good starting point could be this book by Gu and Bourne: Structural Bioinformatics, 2nd Edition
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predict the foldability of single-stranded DNA molecules

You could also take a look at Infernal. I think your best bet is to use RNA-focused programs; I'm not aware of a DNA-specific one, which makes some sense because DNA is typically double-stranded, so ...
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