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ModeRNA - A program for comparative RNA modeling

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# ModeRNA - A program for comparative RNA modeling

Copyright 2009 by Magdalena Rother, Kristian Rother, Tomasz Puton and Janusz M. Bujnicki

Version 1.7.1


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## Installation Instructions

### 1. Quick guide

python install

### 2. Requirements

ModeRNA runs on any modern Windows or Linux PC. It requires the Biopython library.

### 3. Installation on Linux

To install ModeRNA on Linux, you need to:

  • Download the source distribution [Moderna Version 1.7.1 (source)].

  • Unzip the archive. A catalog with the main program is created.

  • Make sure Python 2.6 or a higher version is installed. (on Ubuntu Linux, use sudo apt-get install python.

  • Make sure Numpy is installed (sudo apt-get install python-numpy).

  • Make sure BioPython is installed (sudo apt-get install python-biopython).<br> (tested with BioPython 1.53-1.58)

  • Make sure the moderna/ file is executable: <br> chmod a+x moderna/

  • Add the path to the moderna directory to your PYTHONPATH variable,e.g.: <br> export PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:/home/lena/moderna/

  • run:<br> python install

  • After this, you can from any location write:

    python >>> from moderna.moderna import *

### 4. Installing ModeRNA on Windows

To install ModeRNA on Windows, you need to:

  • Download the source distribution [Moderna Version 1.7.1 (source)].

  • Unzip the archive. A catalog with the main program is created.

  • Make sure that these libraries are installed:<br> (all available from * Python 2.6 or a higher * Numpy * BioPython (tested with BioPython 1.53 - 1.58)

  • Run from the terminal:

    C:/Python26/python.exe install

  • After this, you can write in the Python shell:

    >>> from moderna.moderna import *

### 5. Legal Disclaimer

ModeRNA is released under the GPL license, a copy of which is included in the distribution (See LICENSE_GPL.TXT for details). For the files in the PDB/ directory, the Biopython License applies as well. See PDB/LICENSE_BIOPYTHON.TXT for details).

This software is provided “as-is”. There are no expressed or implied warranties of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a given application. In no event shall the authors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, loss of use, data or profits, or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

The authors take no responsibility for damage caused by this program or its components.

### 6. Contributors

  • Magdalena Rother - implementation

  • Pawel Piatkowski - implementation

  • Kristian Rother - architecture and unit tests

  • Tomasz Puton - model validation and testing

  • Janusz Bujnicki - concept and supervision

### 7. Acknowledgements

Credit goes to our lab colleagues Pawel Skiba, Piotr Byzia, Irina Tuszynska, Joanna Kasprzak, Jurek Orlowski, Pawel Lukasz, Tomasz Osinski, Marcin Domagalski, Anna Czerwoniec, Stanislaw Dunin-Horkavic, Marcin Skorupski, and Marcin Feder for their comments and constructive criticism during development.

The PDB parser ued by Moderna uses BioPython with kind support by Thomas Hamelryck. The unit test framework was brought near to us by Sandra Smit, Rob Knight, and Gavin Huttley. We also would like to thank Neocles Leontis, Fabrice Jossinet, Francois Major, and Eric Westhof who provided helpful advice on various occasions.

Special thanks go to the group of Russ Altman, who provided us with their modeling example to test ModeRNA.

### 8. References

Components of ModeRNA are based upon the following pieces of scientific literature:

[1] Czerwoniec A, Dunin-Horkawicz S, Purta E, Kaminska KH, Kasprzak JM, Bujnicki JM, Grosjean H, Rother K. MODOMICS: a database of RNA modification pathways. 2008 update. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Oct 14.

[2] Yang H, Jossinet F, Leontis N, Chen L, Westbrook J, Berman H, Westhof E. Tools for the automatic identification and classification of RNA base pairs. Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Jul 1;31(13):3450-60.

[3] Gendron P, Lemieux S, Major F. Quantitative analysis of nucleic acid three-dimensional structures. J Mol Biol. 2001 May 18;308(5):919-36.

[4] Michalsky E, Goede A, Preissner R. Loops In Proteins (LIP)–a comprehensive loop database for homology modelling. Protein Eng. 2003 Dec;16(12):979-85.

[5] Cock PJ, Antao T, Chang JT, Chapman BA, Cox CJ, Dalke A, Friedberg I, Hamelryck T, Kauff F, Wilczynski B, de Hoon MJ. Biopython: freely available Python tools for computational molecular biology and bioinformatics. Bioinformatics. 2009 Jun 1;25(11):1422-3. Epub 2009 Mar 20.

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