User talk:Norbert Sträter

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Phi and Psi dihedral angles

Hello Norbert.

I think your amendment in the Ramachandran Plot page is not correct and should be reverted.

This is a peptide backbone around the alpha carbon in residue "i":

C(i-1) = N(i) |phi| CA(i) |psi| C(i) = N(i+1)

where "=" represents the peptide bond and "|" the bonds whose rotation corresponds to phi and psi rotations

Therefore, phi angle is defined by the first 4 atoms, with phi=0 when both carbonyl carbons are aligned (eclipsed)

while psi is defined by the last 4 atoms,and has zero value when the two nitrogens are eclipsed

Please check other pages dealing with this, e.g.

Best, --Angel_Herraez 09:02, 1 February 2023 (UTC)

Hello Angel,

thanks for noticing that. Actually the original version and my correction (reverted) were both wrong. I noticed that in the original version, Phi defined an angle rotating around the Ca-C bond and Psi an angle rotating around the N-Ca bond. So I reverted the definitions. But I did not check that the angles should be defined for amino acid i. I think now it is correct.

Best, Norbert

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