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 (see Appendix 4 for the list of standard residues). These records are generated by the PDB.
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 32 - 36 Integer serial Serial number of hydrogen bonded atom 37 - 41 Integer serial Serial number of hydrogen bonded atom 42 - 46 Integer serial Serial number of salt bridged atom 47 - 51 Integer serial Serial number of hydrogen bonded atom 52 - 56 Integer serial Serial number of hydrogen bonded atom 57 - 61 Integer serial Serial number of salt bridged atom
* Intra-residue connectivity within non-standard (HET) residues (excluding water) is presented on the CONECT records.
* 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.
* Hydrogen bonds and salt bridges have 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 bonds.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 CONECT 1179 746 1184 1195 1203 CONECT 1179 1211 1222 CONECT 1021 544 1017 1020 1022 1211 1222 1311
Only five digits are available for the atom serial number, but some structures have already been received with more that 99,999 atoms. Changing the field length would make earlier entries incorrect.
CONECTs to atoms whose coordinates are not in the entry (e.g., symmetry-generated) are not given.