Structuprint is a software tool for two-dimensional representation of protein structures' surfaces, capable of generating animations or still images.

Its main purpose is the visualization of the distribution of physicochemical descriptors on the exposed residues of a protein. Beyond this, it can be used for various structural comparisons, e.g. of evolutionarily related proteins.

For more information, see the user documentation and the codebook of default pre-calculated properties.

Supported Operating Systems

Available features:
Command Line Interface
Graphical User Interface
Prebuilt packages and installers are available for the following Operating Systems:
Ubuntu 14.04/16.04
Debian 8
32-bit (38.2 MB), 64-bit (38.7 MB)
Fedora 22 32-bit (41.5 MB), 64-bit (41.6 MB)
CentOS 71 64-bit (42.6 MB)
openSUSE 13.2 32-bit (41.1 MB), 64-bit (41.3 MB)
(tested on 7 and 8.1)
32-bit installer (71.5 MB)
            OS X
Yosemite installer package (94.3 MB)
El Capitan installer package (87 MB)
1:The epel-release package must be already installed before installing Structuprint.

Other Systems

For all other systems, you will need to manually install Structuprint from the source code, along with all of its dependencies. See the documentation for more details.
            Source code tarball (3.9 MB)


Dimitrios - Georgios Kontopoulos, Dimitrios Vlachakis, Georgia Tiliki, and Sofia Kossida


Kontopoulos DG, Vlachakis D, Tsiliki G, and Kossida S. Structuprint: a scalable and extensible tool for two-dimensional representation of protein surfaces. BMC Struct Biol. 2016 Feb 24;16:4. doi: 10.1186/s12900-016-0055-7. PMID: 26911476


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.