From: Joshua Adelman (
Date: Sun Dec 19 2010 - 15:00:40 CST

Hi Leila,

VMD has a rich atom selection syntax, details of which can be found in the manual:

It is worth going through the documentation for this. You'll find that your particular question can be addressed simply once you've obtained a little bit of background with VMD.

Best of luck,

On Dec 19, 2010, at 2:00 PM, leila karami wrote:

> Dear VMD users
> I opened a protein (containing 40 amino acids) by VMD. I want to know
> what amino acids of protein are put in 1.5 angstrom within amino acid
> number 17.