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PDB residues are described by the residue number and an insertion code. Residue numbers can be any number, including negative values. In 3CKR the first residue has nr. -6, followed by -5, etc. This might indicate that there are additional residues at the beginning of the sequence, relative to other PDB entries. In 2P83, the first residue has the number 61P. ...


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As pointed out in the comments, if you look for PDB files and you don't find them in the PDB, there is no solved structure. However, you can look in databases that contain models of proteins. Especially for the receptors the coverage has been increasing in recent years and so you may be lucky. A good starting place to look for protein information is ...


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This is almost more a philosophical question about how you would like to define helices and sheets, which I would argue is not so well defined. shigeta mentions that they have well defined ramachandran coordinates, but that's for the central residues. Terminal residues are far more flexible. The more traditional definition is along the lines of the DSSP ...



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