The block alpha {...} defines the
parameters to calculate the helical content of a segment of protein
residues. The
-helical content across the
residues
to
is calculated by the formula:
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This component returns positive values, always comprised between 0 (lowest -helical score) and 1 (highest -helical score).
The block dihedralPC {...} defines the parameters to calculate the projection of backbone dihedral angles within a protein segment onto a dihedral principal component, following the formalism of dihedral principal component analysis (dPCA) proposed by Mu et al.[51] and documented in detail by Altis et al.[52]. Given a peptide or protein segment of residues, each with Ramachandran angles and , dPCA rests on a variance/covariance analysis of the variables . Note that angles and have little impact on chain conformation, and are therefore discarded, following the implementation of dPCA in the analysis software Carma.[53]
For a given principal component (eigenvector) of coefficients , the projection of the current backbone conformation is:
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dihedralPC expects the same parameters as the alpha component for defining the relevant residues (residueRange and psfSegID) in addition to the following:
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