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MidasPlus is an advanced molecular modeling system. The system is used daily in university-level research programs in order to display and manipulate macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Ancillary programs allow for such features as computation of molecular surfaces and electrostatic potentials and generation of publication quality space filling images with multiple light sources and shadows. MidasPlus is distributed as documented source code to serve as both a starting point and training tool for others interested in doing their own software development. To address the needs of our group's structure-based drug design program, MidasPlus has been developed with an emphasis on the interactive selection, manipulation and docking of drugs and receptors. Although quite powerful in this application, the system is also somewhat specialized in this respect: it requires three dimensional atomic coordinate data for the structures being displayed and expects the primary structure to be based on linear chains of subunits such as amino acids or nucleic acids. Using MidasPlus for complex inorganic compounds or large polymers with many cross-links is discouraged.

Current Version:   2.1

License Type:   Commercial

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SGI, DEC Alpha AXP, NeXT, Linux

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For Linux, two versions exist, one using Metro Linux Motif, and one using Mesa
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