RPF: a quality assessment tool for protein NMR structures

Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jul;40(Web Server issue):W542-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks373. Epub 2012 May 8.


We describe the RPF web server, a quality assessment tool for protein NMR structures. The RPF server measures the 'goodness-of-fit' of the 3D structure with NMR chemical shift and unassigned NOESY data, and calculates a discrimination power (DP) score, which estimates the differences between the fits of the query structures and random coil structures to these experimental data. The DP-score is an accuracy predictor of the query structure. The RPF server also maps local structure quality measures onto the 3D structure using an online molecular viewer, and onto the NMR spectra, allowing refinement of the structure and/or NOESY peak list data. The RPF server is available at: http://nmr.cabm.rutgers.edu/rpf.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Internet
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular*
  • Protein Conformation*
  • Protein Multimerization
  • Proteins / chemistry
  • Quality Control
  • Software*


  • Proteins