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TMalign - protein structure alignment

TMALIGN(1) General Commands Manual TMALIGN(1)


TMalign - protein structure alignment


TMalign structure.pdbtarget.pdb[options]


TMalign performs a structural alignment of proteins. The alignment is scored by the TM-score algorithm.


When started with no options, a summary of commands is given. With two protein structures presented as arguments, the TM-score uses the length of the second protein to be normalised. The final structural alignment is invariant to any of the options below.
number normalises TM-score by an assigned length (in aa)
normalises TM-score by the average length of the two structures
normalises TM-score by the length of the shorter of the two structures
normalises TM-score by the length of the longer of the two structures
filename Run TM-align and output the superposition to 'filename.sup' and 'filename.sup_all'. The output files serve as scripts to the program rasmol. To view the superimposed structures of the aligned regions call
'rasmol -script TM.sup' To view the superimposed structures of all regions
'rasmol -script TM.sup_all'.

SEE ALSO, rasmol(1)
When using this proram and for more detailed information, please refer to the publication in NucleicAcidsRes. (2005) Volume 33 page 2303ff. by Zhang and Skolnick.


tm-align was written by Zhang and Skolnick.
This manual page was written by Steffen Moeller <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
October 21, 2007 Debian Sid