[phenixbb] B-factors for some sidechains were not refined well

Zhou, Tongqing (NIH/VRC) [E] tzhou at mail.nih.gov
Sun Jun 8 17:32:51 PDT 2014

Dear colleagues,

I am refining one structure at 1.94 A with phenix.refine with individual b, TLS, and xyz. The Rwork and Rfree are now at 16.1 and 19.8%. But when inspecting the maps, I noticed that the sidechain tip of some residues showed positive density and the b-factor for those atoms were very high while those for the other atoms of the same residues were normal; The b-factors for newly added ligands were also not refined well showing high b-value and positive density at the same time; the disulfide bonds also show positive density and high B. The occupancy were all set to 1.

Please give suggestions. Thanks!

Best regards,


Tongqing Zhou, Ph.D.
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