In 1994, a fast algorithm for surface calculation was added to the
The July-1995 version has a slightly changed output format. and several
runtime options under unix. Over the years many people have contributed
to the maintenance of DSSP. Most noticebly Michael Scharf and Rob Hooft.
In 2000 maintenance was taken over by Elmar Krieger.
Dictionary of protein secondary structure: pattern recognition of
hydrogen-bonded and geometrical features.
Biopolymers. 1983 Dec;22(12):2577-637.
PMID: 6667333; UI: 84128824.
The DSSP code
H = alpha helix
B = residue in isolated beta-bridge
E = extended strand, participates in beta ladder
G = 3-helix (3/10 helix)
I = 5 helix (pi helix)
T = hydrogen bonded turn
S = bend