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What is the STAP2?
STAP2 refined the almost all NMR structures deposited in PDB (10,593) using statistical torsion angle potential and structurally- or experimentally- derived distance potential. The refined structures have more significantly improved structural quality than their initial NMR structure. The structural quality of initial and refined NMR structure is provided by various structural analysis. We believe that the STAP2 is useful to study of protein structure by providing refined NMR structures with high structural quality.
How to link?
• http://psb.kobic.re.kr/stap2/index.cgi?PDB ID

What's new?

Expanded datasets
• Most of NMR structures in PDB.
(10,593 structures, as of June 2015)
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New method
• Flat-bottom distance potential that is newly developed NOE-like distance potential generated from initial NMR structure.
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Various structural analysis
• 3D structure view, secondary structure scheme, tabular (score table) and graphical scores (radar charts).
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How to STAP2?

PDB ID Search
• Please select the 'PDB ID' in field selection menu and enter the PDB ID of the NMR structure into search box.
• PDB ID should contain two or more characters (ex. '3g' or '3gb1' ).
Keyword Search
• If you do not have a PDB ID, you can find refined structure through a several keyword search.
• For example, if you select 'Classification' in field selection menu and enter 'membrane' into search box, you can see the list of membrane associated structures.

Biologically interesting example of refined structure

Structure validation scores


Prions are proteins that can adopt two different forms, a normal form and a misfolded form. This may not seem unusual, since many proteins are flexible and adopt different shapes. However, prions have another unusual characteristic: the misfolded form of the prion can force normal prions to change into the misfolded shape. In this way, a few misfolded prions can corrupt a whole population of normal prions, converting them one-by-one into the misfolded shape. This can have deadly consequences, as the levels of misfolded proteins build up. For instance, misfolding of the PrP prion causes fatal neural diseases in humans and other mammals. To make things worse, misfolded prions are infectious, so a small dose of misfolded prions can infect and corrupt an entire organism.

• 1QM2 refinement result


  1. First version of STAP : Yang, J.S., Kim, J.H., Oh, S., Han, G., Lee, S. and Lee, J. (2012) STAP Refinement of the NMR database: a database of 2405 refined solution NMR structures. Nucleic acids research, 40, D525-530.
  2. Method paper of STAP : Kim, T.R., Yang, J.S., Shin, S. and Lee, J. (2013) Statistical torsion angle potential energy functions for protein structure modeling: a bicubic interpolation approach. Proteins, 81, 1156-1165.
  3. Method paper of flat-bottom distance potential : Ryu, H., Kim, T.R., Ahn, S., Ji, S. and Lee, J. (2014) Protein NMR structures refined without NOE data. PloS one, 9, e108888
  4. Web server for NMR structure refinement : Ryu, H., Lim, GT., Sung, BH. and Lee, J. (2016) NMRe: a web server for NMR protein structure refinement with high-quality structure validation scores. Bioinformatics, 32.4, 611-613