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Simon M. Brocklehurst smb at bioch.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 11 08:35:31 EST 1996

NAOMI - Version Upgrade Announcement
(Please note, NAOMI is provided at zero charge for academic use)

(e-mail contact smb at bioch.ox.ac.uk)

The computer program NAOMI Version 2.4 is available as of now from the
NAOMI Web site at:


or via anonymous ftp


i.e. at


in directory pub/smb/naomi/

Users of versions older than 2.10 will need new license keys to allow 
the upgrade to work (please contact the author in this case).

New features in upgrade:  

         In main module:

         New fully automatic interface to RASMOL
         Wild-card selection of residues
         Automated identification of interior and exterior residues
         new "protwrite" command for outputing protein-level 
                                               calculated properties
         In the NMR module:
         New prediction of NOEs from structure command


What is NAOMI?

NAOMI is an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art computer program which is 
aimed at both specialist and non-specialist researchers who make use of 
three-dimensional structures of proteins in their work.  It has
hundreds of users Worldwide.

Some facilities offered by the program for working with structure

   automatic 'key' residue identification
   automatic hydrophobic core/packing analysis
   automatic hydrogen bonds main-chain and side-chain 
                   identification (including high quality energy
   automatic secondary structure (helix, strand and turn) classification
                   using fuzzy logic
   automatic supersecondary structure classification (beta-hairpin
   conformational parameters: phi,psi,chi1,chi2,chi3,chi4,chi5 etc
   solvent accessibility (both absolute and percentage) calculations
   automatic identification of disulphide bonds, salt bridges,
   side-chain modelling and manipulation 
   applying symmetry operators
   automatic structure repair (building in missing atoms)
   NMR structure refinement module
   interfaces to graphics programs (MOLSCRIPT (and thus Raster3D), 
        RASMOL, INSIGHT and  QUANTA to allow automatic preparation of 
        figures and time-efficient visualization of structures.

More details are available on the Web site.

NB NAOMI currently works only on Silicon Graphics workstations running 
IRIX 5.* or IRIX 6.*
|  ,_ o     Simon M. Brocklehurst,
| /  //\,   Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences, Department of
|   \>> |   University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
|    \\,    E-mail: smb at bioch.ox.ac.uk | WWW:

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