From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Sep 09 2011 - 17:51:33 CDT

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Irene Newhouse <> wrote:
> I'm trying to display the residues 'contacting' chain A on chain B of a
> protein [I'd be satisfied with setting a distance, as one does with
> 'within'] & I can't get the selection language to work in the graphical
> representations window. I've done some searching of the VMD-L archive, since
> people must want to do this, but I don't seem to have found the magic search
> terms. Using residue number isn't obvious, as the residues aren't numbered
> consecutively throughout the pdb file, but restart with each chain.


have you tried "same residue as (chain A exwithin ##.# of chain B)" ?


> Thanks!
> Irene Newhouse

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.