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Hi Colin,

You can define an UNL (unknown ligand) in the blob. This is the standard name for such a
compound. It becomes a bit messy in refinement in terms of restraints, but it does exactly
what you want it to do: say you noticed the blob but couldn't figure out what it was.

Cheers,
Robbie

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CCP4 bulletin board [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dom Bellini
> Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:36
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> Subject: Re: [ccp4bb] Residual density feature
> 
> Dear Colin,
> 
> 
> 
> I believe people usually refer to it as "unidentified blob" when depositing/writing in
these
> cases. But I wonder whether others may suggest better options.
> 
> 
> 
> Best,
> 
> 
> 
> D
> 
> ________________________________
> From: CCP4 bulletin board [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Colin Levy
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> Sent: 14 June 2015 09:53
> To: ccp4bb
> Subject: [ccp4bb] Residual density feature
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I am currently working on a structure that contains a residual density feature located
within
> the active site. Due to a combination of factors including limited occupancy, modest
> resolution, twinning etc it has not been possible to unambiguously identify this feature
despite
> fairly extensive efforts.
> 
> What is the best way of dealing with such a feature when depositing the structure?
Ideally I
> would like to draw attention to the presence of residual density whilst not implying
that I have
> been able to identify it.
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> Colin
> 
> 
> Manchester
> Protein
> Structure
> Facility
> 
> Dr. Colin W. Levy
> MIB G034
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