Gene Structure and Mapping to PDB Entries for Human Genes
The Gene View illustrates the correspondences between the human genome and 3D structure. All human genes have been mapped to representative PDB protein chains (chosen from sequence clusters at 40% sequence identity) to show which regions of a gene are available in PDB coordinates.
This feature requires an up-to-date web browser.
The graphical view is built on top of the BioDalliance genome browser. Users can use the mouse to move through the region around a human gene as shown in the Gene View.
Gene View displays information in several horizontal rows called tracks, which can be reordered by dragging the title box. The view can be zoomed in or out.
- The Genome track displays the position of the region of the genome and the nucleotide (when zoomed out as a letter code, when zoomed in as a color-coded region (Guanine: black, Adenine: green, Cytosine: blue, Thymine: red).
- The PDB track shows the region of the gene with available PDB protein chains. Clicking on the region displays more information about the mapped protein.
- The Genes track displays the annotated gene, as provided by the Gencode project. White boxes represent UTRs (untranslated regions) and orange boxes represent protein coding regions. Black lines connecting boxes represent introns (regions that get removed during mRNA splicing).
- The Repeats track shows regions that have been annotated to contain various repeats. Data provided by UCSC Genome Browser.
- The Conservation track shows PhastCons conservation scores derived from multiple alignments of 45 vertebrate genomes to the human genome. Data provided by UCSC Genome Browser.
Gene View can be launched from a Structure Summary page for a human protein under "Molecular Description":
The Gene View is also accessible from the top bar search box by selecting a matched gene symbol from the autocomplete suggestions: