Fetch retrieves a protein structure from the PDB and loads it into PyMOL. The PDB file is saved in the current working directory for PyMOL.
You can now fetch electron density maps using type=fofc or type=2fofc. The map will be loaded if the electron density map exists on the EDS server. You can also fetch the so-called biological assembly or biological unit files from PDB using type=pdb1, type=pdb2 and so on.
fetch PDB_ID [ ID2...IDN ] [, async = [0,1] , [ type=[fofc,2fofc] ]
To specify more than one PDB, just add its ID to the command line (without adding spaces).
# fetch them singly fetch 1kao fetch 1ctq # fetch them at once fetch 1kao 1ctq # fetch them at once, load them into PyMOL all at once (synchronously) fetch 1kao 1ctq, async=0 # Example loading a protein and its electron density map fetch 1cll fetch 1cll, type=2fofc # focus on residues 30-40 map_trim *, i. 30-40, 4 zoom i. 30-40
# fetch PDB files and process each of them # using async=0, PyMOL will wait for fetch to finish before executing the next command fetch 1kao, async=0 remove not (alt ''+A) alter all, alt='' save 1koa_clean.pdb,1koa delete 1koa fetch 1ctq, async=0 remove not (alt ''+A) alter all, alt='' save 1ctq_clean.pdb,1ctq
# fetch the biological assembly of 1avd # the assembly is composed of asymmetric units (ASUs) stored in different MODELs # split the biological assembly using split_state fetch 1avd, type=pdb1 split_state 1avd