Using the DSSP software locally

If you want to run large sets of DSSP calculations you can install DSSP locally by:

Use mkdssp -h to get a short help message on how to run DSSP. Alternatively, you can use the DSSP API to commit batches of calculations.

Downloading ready-made DSSP annotations

For your convenience we have already run DSSP on the entire Protein Data Bank. All entries are available in mmCIF format and, if they fit, in the legacy DSSP format.

Manually download (single entries) via the website or using wget:

Download entire DSSP databank using rsync:


Here you can find the data usage license.