I would like to show the location of an amino acid corresponding to a SNP in a PDB model. This is only for visualisation purposes.
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What I've tried is searching on this forum and general search engines. Ive been unable to find any mention of being able to go from a SNP rs number (provided its in a coding region) to viewing the location of the corresponding amino acid in the context of an existing PDB model. This is not for the purpose of predicting a change in the 3D structure but simple to show where in the protein the SNP maps to.
There will be no ready-made solution to get from point A to point B. The way these problems are solved is to find intermediate points/partial solutions and put these together in a reproducible manner.
You can get HGVS p. notation from the rs ID, which will give you a protein identifier and the residue change. From there, you can get to its UniProt/PDB identifier and use that in something like pymol to pick the appropriate residue and color it as you wish.
If you have a PDB of the protein, and you know the position of the substitution, it’s easy enough to colour residues differently etc.
There is not automatic tool for this that I know of however, so can you please clarify what it is you’re looking for? (A guide? A tool? Etc). Please also show us anything you’ve already attempted.
Here’s a previous guide for labelling residues: Label protein strucuture residues in Chimera
You can use chimeras sequence browser or the residue number nomenclature to make specific changes.
We have this in Ensembl. Search for the variant, then go to 3D protein model. For example rs699 in AGT.
that's great - thanks