HIC-Up - Google Search !

This is probably the quickest and easiest way to find what you are looking for on this site (if it lives here, of course). If you don't at first succeed, read the search tips below, or try the search form below (for instance, if the HIC-Up collection has recently been updated but this has not yet made it into Google).

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HIC-Up - AltaVista Search !

Search the HIC-Up web site using the AltaVista search engine.
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HIC-Up - Search !

Use the form below to search through the files at the Hetero-compound Information Centre - Uppsala. (Note: the individual compound files are not searched, since this takes too much time.)

Search tips !

  1. To locate information concerning programs of the Uppsala Software Factory (e.g., XPLO2D, HETZE or MOLEMAN2), don't use this form but look here instead.
  2. If you want to search by chemical composition or formula, don't use this form, but use the index sorted by chemical formula, sorted by number of non-H atoms, or organised by chemical composition instead. (If you are looking for a common hetero-compound, chances are that you will find it in the QuickXS pop-up menu !)
  3. Don't be too specific in your search terms. Sometimes a compound is not called what you would expect it to be called. In other cases, you may be able to find a compound that is very similar to the one you are interested in which may be a starting point for generating dictionaries. For instance, search for:
  4. Don't give up too soon: if "semet" doesn't work, try "selen methio" using AND.
  5. The index lists that are searched do not contain information regarding the proteins in which the hetero-compounds have been found or their surroundings. Hence, queries such as "heme cytochrome" (with AND), or "heme met his ligands" (with AND) are bound to fail. In such cases, you may want to check out ReLiBase instead.
  6. You cannot search for the parent PDB files of the HIC-Up compounds with this form (e.g., a search for "1CBS" will not retrieve a list of hetero-compounds that were extracted from that PDB entry). Similarly, looking for "yeast" will not yield many hits, probably. Nor will "HETATM" (if you want those, consider ftp-ing the entire HIC-Up compound collection file).
  7. Don't look for salts that are ionised in solution. For example, look for calcium and chloride ions separately, rather than for calciumchloride.
  8. Searches for protein names will fail (e.g., "hsc70", "atpase", "hemoglobin").
  9. Similarly, do not look for PDB entries (e.g., "1GR2.pdb" will fail). Get PDB entries from the Protein Data Bank instead.
  10. Use a regular search engine (many of them have all HIC-Up files indexed !). For example, searching AltaVista with a query string such as "retinol c20 h30 o1 PDB" gives lots of relevant hits to HIC-Up files. (If you only want hits from HIC-Up, use something like: "+url:uu.se/hicup" in your AltaVista query.)
  11. Some of the more exotic terms that people have searched for in the past include "flygbuss" (the airport bus service to Uppsala).

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Simple Search created by Matt Wright and can be found at Matt's Script Archive.

Latest update at 28 November, 2002.