This section provides information on chemical connectivity. LINK, HYDBND, SLTBRG, and CISPEP
are found in the Connectivity Annotation section.
The CONECT records specify connectivity between atoms for which coordinates are supplied. The
connectivity is described using the atom serial number as found in the entry. CONECT records are
mandatory for HET groups (excluding water) and for other bonds not specified in the standard residue
connectivity table which involve atoms in standard residues. These records are generated by the
COLUMNS DATA TYPE FIELD DEFINITION
1 - 6 Record name "CONECT"
7 - 11 Integer serial Atom serial number
12 - 16 Integer serial Serial number of bonded atom
17 - 21 Integer serial Serial number of bonded atom
22 - 26 Integer serial Serial number of bonded atom
27 - 31 Integer serial Serial number of bonded atom
Intra-residue connectivity within non-standard (HET) residues (excluding water) is presented on the
Inter-residue connectivity of HET groups to standard groups (including water) or to other HET
groups are represented on the CONECT records.
Disulfide bridges specified in the SSBOND records have corresponding CONECT records.
No differentiation is made between donor and acceptor for hydrogen bonds.
No differentiation is made between atoms with excess negative or positive charge.
Atoms specified in the connectivity are presented by their serial numbers as found in the entry.
All atoms connected to the atom with serial number in columns 7 - 11 are listed in the remaining
fields of the record.
If more than four fields are required for non-hydrogen and nonsalt-bridge bonds, a second CONECT
record with the same atom serial number in columns 7 - 11 will be used.
These CONECT records occur in increasing order of the atom serial numbers they carry in columns
7 - 11. The target-atom serial numbers carried on these records also occur in increasing order.
The connectivity list given here is redundant in that each bond indicated is given twice, once with
each of the two atoms involved specified in columns 7 - 11.
For nucleic acids, Watson-Crick hydrogen bonds between bases may be listed, but this is optional.
For hydrogen bonds, when the hydrogen atom is present in the coordinates, PDB generates a
CONECT record between the hydrogen atom and its acceptor atom.
For NMR entries, CONECT records for all models are generated describing heterogen connectivity
and others for LINK records.
Verification/Validation/Value Authority Control
Connectivity is checked for unusual bond lengths.
Relationships to Other Record Types
CONECT records must be present in an entry that contains either non-standard groups or disulfide
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
CONECT 1179 746 1184 1195 1203
CONECT 1179 1211 1222
CONECT 1021 544 1017 1020 1022 1211 1222 1311
CONECTs to atoms whose coordinates are not in the entry (e.g., symmetry-generated) are not given.
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