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Protein Explorer is offered as unsupported freeware. All use
is at the risk of the user. No warranty whatsoever is made or
This version is free for all users, but
or derivatives thereof may not be publically redistributed on
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Protein Explorer's major support is from
the Division of Undergraduate Education of the
National Science Foundation
(Awards 9653427 and
Thanks to Philip Bourne, the
Protein Data Bank, and the
San Diego Supercomputer Center for encouragement, to
Helge Weissig and Kenneth Yoshimoto for interfacing with the PDB website,
and John Badger for much useful advice and discussion.
Thanks to Joel Sussman and Jaime Prilusky for their encouragement
and collaborations initiated at the Brookhaven PDB and continuing at the
Weizmann Institute of Science.
PE's script recorder was authored by
Thanks to Gale Rhodes, Kurt Giles, Craig Martin, Judith Voet, Frieda
Reichsman, Tim Driscoll, Nicholas Keep, Kim Henrick, and
Diana Ditmore for helpful suggestions.
Paul Pillot made crucial contributions to adapting PE to operate in
Internet Explorer by identifying and solving
some of the major problems and demonstating that
PE could operate reliably within IE. Thanks also to
who earlier had provided convincing evidence that operation in IE should
be possible. Both contributions were initially made as volunteers.
Thanks also to the Chime Team at MDL for quickly adapting Chime 2.6SP3
to work effectively with Microsoft's sudden changes in IE 5.5SP2.
Thanks to Diana Ditmore for coding the routines that make
the QuickViews Water, Ligand and 2o buttons, the Vine
and Cartoon displays, and the
Polarity and ACGTU color schemes work more efficiently for large
It would not have been possible for me, working alone part-time
for a few years, to have created Protein Explorer without the
power inherent in MDL Chime.
Chime would not have been possible without the
power and speed achieved by Roger Sayle in RasMol, and his
generosity in putting RasMol's source code into the public domain.
Thanks to Tim Maffett of MDLI for keeping nearly all of RasMol's
power in Chime, for making Chime such a powerful tool,
for implementing many requests that I made, and for crucial guidance.
Thanks to Bryan van Vliet, Franklin Adler, Jean Holt, Robert Dickey,
and the rest of the Chime team at
MDLI for Chime 2, and for much
helpful advice. Thanks to Jean Holt for implementing my request
for "show pdbheader" in Chime 2.6.
Script-Disabled Chime in IE problem, and devising a
solution to it,
would not have been feasible
without the use of virtual machines from VMWare.