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LIGPLOT v.4.5.3 - Program for automatically plotting protein-ligand interactions

Written by Andrew Wallace and Roman Laskowski

Automatically generates schematic diagrams of protein-ligand interactions for a given PDB file. (Click on the example on the left).

The interactions shown are those mediated by hydrogen bonds and by hydrophobic contacts. Hydrogen bonds are indicated by dashed lines between the atoms involved, while hydrophobic contacts are represented by an arc with spokes radiating towards the ligand atoms they contact. The contacted atoms are shown with spokes radiating back.


LIGPLOT has now been superseded by a new, GUI-based version called LigPlot+, which has a number of novel features, including automatic superposition of related plots. Please see for more information.