The Jalview internal PDB Viewer
Since Jalview 2.3, the Jmol PDB Viewer is the main method for viewing PDB structures. The documentation below concerns the original Jalview PDB viewer, which is only used in situations where Jmol is unavailable or cannot operate.
The PDB Viewer Window
This interactive structure viewing window is opened by selecting the "Sequence→View PDB entry:" entry in the sequence id pop-up menu. This can only be done for sequences which have an associated PDB structure, and the PDB Viewer will only be associated with the particular alignment view from which it was opened.
The structure is rendered as an alpha-carbon trace. Moving the mouse over the structure brings up tooltips with a residue name and PDB sequence position. If a mapping exists to a residue in the associated sequence, then this will be highlighted in the associated view in its alignment window, and vice versa for viewing the coordinates associated with a particular residue in the sequence in a particular view on the alignment.
Selecting a residue highlights its associated sequence residue and alpha carbon location.
|Left Click||Left Click||Click|
|Rotate View||Left Click and Drag||Left Click and Drag||Click and Drag|
|Roll View||Right Click and drag||Right Click and Drag||TODO|
|Move Origin||Middle-Button and Drag||Middle-Button and Drag||TODO|
|Zoom In||Up Arrow||Up Arrow||Up Arrow|
|Zoom Out||Down Arrow||Down Arrow||Down Arrow|
There are three menus:
Notes for PDB Viewing in the Jalview Applet
The applet can only load PDB files by copying and pasting the text into the popup window which appears when "Show PDB Structure" is selected after right clicking on a sequence name.