About the use of chime in the Guided Tours
The "Guided Tours Of Metalloproteins", uses the Symyx Chime plug in to display protein structures obtained from the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and then edited and scripted using the program RasMol (or RasTop). If Chime is already installed on your computers, go ahead and explore the nineteen metalloproteins that are listed. Choose A Tutorial on the Use of Chime to learn about the use of the Chime molecular display program.
If the Chime plug-in is not installed on your computer, click Symyx Chime to download its latest version. Double-click on the downloaded *.exe file and follow the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: You have to have a compatible browser already installed on your computer. For the list of the compatible browsers see below.
The current version of the Chime plug-in embeds in the following browsers:
Windows XP with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (IE7). The security setting of IE7 has to be medium for CHIME to work properly. Go to Tools (top right of screen) in IE7 and choose Internet Options. Click on the Security tab and select Default Level. Then select Medium with the sliding bar. Then click OK.You have to Exit Internet Explorer and then Start it again for the settings to work. To see the message bar with atom identities and distances you may have to choose Full Screen under the Tools menu.
Windows XP with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, and Netscape Communicator 4.5, 4.75, 4.79
Windows 2000 with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 5.5 SP2, and Netscape Communicator 4.5, 4.75, 4.79
Windows NT 4.0 with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 5.5 SP2, and Netscape Communicator 4.5, 4.75, 4.79
Unfortunately, Chime does not work with the new versions of Netscape or any version of Mozilla (including Mozilla Firefox) and Opera!
Note for IE users:
Often you'll have to click on the applet button twice or three times to load the structure properly. With only one click, the "improperly" loaded structure has mislabelled atoms, displays in wire frame (the only display in wire frame for all the tours is the first one that shows the whole structure of the metalloprotein!) and similar nonsense.
You are highly encouraged to go over the tutorial on the use of the Chime and GTM. The instructions are also available as PDF. You can save and/or print this file for further reference.