A very fast program for visualizing protein surfaces, channels and cavities

Voorintholt, R., Kosters, M. T., Vegter, G., Vriend, G. & Hol, W. G. J. Dec-1989 In : Journal of molecular graphics. 7, 4, p. 243-245 3 p.

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  • Richard Voorintholt
  • M.T. Kosters
  • G. Vegter
  • Gerrit Vriend
  • W.G.J. Hol
A method for visualizing molecular surfaces is described that uses a grid to store the distance to the nearest atom. Using on-the-fly three-dimensional (3D) contouring of a molecular graphics program such as FRODO, one can obtain a good impression of van der Waals surfaces and solvent-accessible surfaces. The main advantages of the method described here are its high speed and the fact that no recalculations need to be done to obtain the solvent-accessible surface visualized for a probe with another radius.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of molecular graphics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec-1989


  • solvent-accessible surface visualization

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