VISTAL is a two-dimensional visualization tool for structural alignments. It describes structures as a series of secondary structure elements, and places matched residues, one on top of each other, colored according to the three-dimensional distance of their Ca atoms.
VISTAL view without wrapping of alignment (multiple images).
We display the images in a table, side by side. Source:
VISTAL view with wrapping of alignment.
Kolodny, R. and Honig, B. (2006) VISTAL – A New 2D Visualization Tool of Protein 3D Structural Alignments. Bioinformatics 22:2166-2167.
VISTAL is supported by a funding from the National Institutes of Health Grant # GM30518 and GM074958.
Developed in the Honig Lab
For questions related to VISTAL, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.