This section explains the web user interface of MetalS3 and acts as a reference for experience users, novice, and anyone in between.
This page will help you to find your way around MetalS3.
MetalS3 is a database searching tool aimed in identifing structural analogs for a given query structure of Minimal Functional Site (MFS).
The MetalPDB database used as the target database for searching because MetalPDB provides a well-maintained clusterization of the MFSs structures.
Thank to this clusterization a large number of structures is divided into groups of similar MFSs thereby eliminating the need of performing redundant comparisons.
Still availability of different levels of search allows drilling down into the specific groups of structures which users are interested in.
This form allows you to specify the query structure.
All detected MFSs are listed.
MetalS3 works with a set of job options that allow a user to adopt the search job to perform a more specific task.
Hit Submit Job to run search with default parameters or customize the settings described below.
Place your mouse over an image like this one to obtain a brief help on the "tooltip".
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