I would like to delete everything from a PDB file except a specific ligand that I know the PDB code for. Is there a simple way to using free Linux-compatible software? If you want a specific example for your answer 1YAT and its ligand FK5 (tacrolimus) is an example I'm presently working on. I think PyMOL might have this capability using the
delete command but running:
which should delete the macromolecule (chain A) at least but I saw no visually-obvious change. I have viewed the PyMOL Wiki article on the
delete command but it was not helpful as what
name meant was not obvious to me.
By free software I mean free of charge not free as in freedom. One piece of software that I used to do this with on Windows was Accelrys (or BIOVIA) Discovery Studio Visualizer, tried to run it on Arch Linux, however, as it has a Linux binary, but it failed to run. This is presumably because it is for Red Hat Enterprise Linux/SUSE Linux Enterprise which has too old of system libraries for Arch Linux compatibility.