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# High-Resolution Movers¶

Keywords: keep_history(), MoveMap, SmallMover(), ShearMover(), angle_max(), set_bb(), MinMover(), MonteCarlo(), boltzmann(), TrialMover(), SequenceMover(), RepeatMover()

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# Notebook setup
import sys
!pip install pyrosettacolabsetup
import pyrosettacolabsetup
pyrosettacolabsetup.mount_pyrosetta_install()
print ("Notebook is set for PyRosetta use in Colab.  Have fun!")

from pyrosetta import *
from pyrosetta.teaching import *
init()


Make sure you are in the directory with the pdb files:

cd google_drive/My\ Drive/student-notebooks/

In the last workshop, you encountered the ClassicFragmentMover, which inserts a short sequence of backbone torsion angles, and the SwitchResidueTypeSetMover, which doesn’t actually change the conformation of the pose but instead swaps out the residue types used.

In this workshop, we will introduce a variety of other Movers, particularly those used in high-resolution refinement (e.g., in Bradley’s 2005 paper).

Before you start, load the cleaned cetuximab protein 1YY8 that we've worked with previously (but just one Fab fragment, chain A and B) and make a copy of the pose so we can compare later:

start = pose_from_pdb("1YY8.clean.pdb")
test = Pose()
test.assign(start)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
start = pose_from_pdb("inputs/1YY8.clean.pdb")
test = Pose()
test.assign(start)
### END SOLUTION

core.init: Checking for fconfig files in pwd and ./rosetta/flags
core.init: Rosetta version: PyRosetta4.Release.python36.mac r208 2019.04+release.fd666910a5e fd666910a5edac957383b32b3b4c9d10020f34c1 http://www.pyrosetta.org 2019-01-22T15:55:37
core.init: command: PyRosetta -ex1 -ex2aro -database /Users/kathyle/Computational Protein Prediction and Design/PyRosetta4.Release.python36.mac.release-208/pyrosetta/database
core.init: 'RNG device' seed mode, using '/dev/urandom', seed=-1427340416 seed_offset=0 real_seed=-1427340416
core.init.random: RandomGenerator:init: Normal mode, seed=-1427340416 RG_type=mt19937
core.import_pose.import_pose: File '1YY8.clean.pdb' automatically determined to be of type PDB
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  CG  on residue ARG 18
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  CD  on residue ARG 18
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  NE  on residue ARG 18
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  CZ  on residue ARG 18
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  NH1 on residue ARG 18
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  NH2 on residue ARG 18
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  CG  on residue GLN:NtermProteinFull 214
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  CD  on residue GLN:NtermProteinFull 214
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  OE1 on residue GLN:NtermProteinFull 214
core.conformation.Conformation: [ WARNING ] missing heavyatom:  NE2 on residue GLN:NtermProteinFull 214
core.conformation.Conformation: Found disulfide between residues 23 88
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 23 CYS
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 88 CYS
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 23 CYD
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 88 CYD
core.conformation.Conformation: Found disulfide between residues 134 194
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 134 CYS
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 194 CYS
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 134 CYD
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 194 CYD
core.conformation.Conformation: Found disulfide between residues 235 308
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 235 CYS
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 308 CYS
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 235 CYD
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 308 CYD
core.conformation.Conformation: Found disulfide between residues 359 415
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 359 CYS
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 415 CYS
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 359 CYD
core.conformation.Conformation: current variant for 415 CYD
core.pack.pack_missing_sidechains: packing residue number 18 because of missing atom number 6 atom name  CG
core.pack.pack_missing_sidechains: packing residue number 214 because of missing atom number 6 atom name  CG
core.scoring.ScoreFunctionFactory: SCOREFUNCTION: ref2015
core.pack.pack_rotamers: built 43 rotamers at 2 positions.
core.pack.interaction_graph.interaction_graph_factory: Instantiating DensePDInteractionGraph

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<pyrosetta.rosetta.core.pose.Pose at 0x1066dd7d8>

OPTIONAL: For convenient viewing in PyMOL, set the names of both poses:

start.pdb_info().name("start")
test.pdb_info().name("test")
pmm = PyMOLMover()
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
start.pdb_info().name("start")
test.pdb_info().name("test")
pmm = PyMOLMover()
### END SOLUTION


We also want to activate the keep_history setting so that PyMOL will keep separate frames for each conformation as we modify it (more on this shortly):

pmm.keep_history(True)
pmm.apply(start)
pmm.apply(test)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
pmm.keep_history(True)
pmm.apply(start)
pmm.apply(test)
### END SOLUTION


## Small and Shear Moves¶

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from IPython.core.interactiveshell import InteractiveShell
InteractiveShell.ast_node_interactivity = "all"
from IPython import display


Small mover (1YY9, residue 277):

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from pathlib import Path
gifPath = Path("./Media/small-mover.gif")
# Display GIF in Jupyter, CoLab, IPython
with open(gifPath,'rb') as f:

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Shear mover (1YY9, residue 277):

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gifPath = Path("./Media/shear-mover.gif")
# Display GIF in Jupyter, CoLab, IPython
with open(gifPath,'rb') as f:

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The simplest move types are small moves, which perturb φ or ψ of a random residue by a random small angle, and shear moves, which perturb φ of a random residue by a small angle and ψ of the same residue by the same small angle of opposite sign.

For convenience, the SmallMover and ShearMover can do multiple rounds of perturbation. They also check that the new φ/ψ combinations are within an allowable region of the Ramachandran plot by using a Metropolis acceptance criterion based on the rama score component change. (The rama score is a statistical score from Simons et al. 1999, parametrized by bins of φ/ψ space.) Because they use the Metropolis criterion, we must also supply $kT$.

Finally, like most Movers, these require a MoveMap object to specify which degrees of freedom are fixed and which are free to change. Thus, we can create our Movers like this:

kT = 1.0
n_moves = 1
movemap = MoveMap()
movemap.set_bb(True)
small_mover = SmallMover(movemap, kT, n_moves)
shear_mover = ShearMover(movemap, kT, n_moves)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
kT = 1.0
n_moves = 1
movemap = MoveMap()
movemap.set_bb(True)
small_mover = SmallMover(movemap, kT, n_moves)
shear_mover = ShearMover(movemap, kT, n_moves)
### END SOLUTION


We can also adjust the maximum magnitude of the perturbations and get the information back from the SmallMover by printing it:

small_mover.angle_max("H", 25)
small_mover.angle_max("E", 25)
small_mover.angle_max("L", 25)
print(SmallMover)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
small_mover.angle_max("H", 25)
small_mover.angle_max("E", 25)
small_mover.angle_max("L", 25)
print(SmallMover)
### END SOLUTION

<class 'pyrosetta.rosetta.protocols.simple_moves.SmallMover'>


Here, "H", "E", and "L" refer to helical, sheet, and loop residues — as they did in the fragment library file — and the magnitude is in degrees. We will set all the maximum angles to 25° to make the changes easy to visualize. (The default values in Rosetta are 0°, 5°, and 6°, respectively.)

small_mover.apply(test)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
small_mover.apply(test)
### END SOLUTION


Confirm that the change has occurred by comparing the start and test poses in PyMOL.

pmm.apply(test)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
pmm.apply(test)
### END SOLUTION


Second, try the PyMOL animation controls on the bottom right corner of the Viewer window. There should be a play button (►) as well as frame-forward, rewind, etc. Play the movie to watch PyMOL shuffle your pose move back and forth.

Question: Can you identify which torsion angles changed? By how much? If it is hard to view on the screen, it may help to use your programs from previous workshops to compare torsion angles or coordinates.

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### Comparing small and shear movers¶

Reset the test pose by re-assigning it the conformation from start, and create and view a second test pose (test2) in the same manner. Reset the existing MoveMap object to only allow the backbone angles of residue 50 to move. (Hint: Set all residues to False, then set just residues 50 and 51 to True). Note that the SmallMover contains a pointer to your MoveMap, and so it will automatically know you have made these changes and use the modified MoveMap in future moves.

test2 = Pose()
test2.assign(start)
test2.pdb_info().name("test2")
pmm.apply(test2)

movemap.set_bb(False)
movemap.set_bb(50, True)
movemap.set_bb(51, True)
print(movemap)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
test2 = Pose()
test2.assign(start)
test2.pdb_info().name("test2")
pmm.apply(test2)

movemap.set_bb(False)
movemap.set_bb(50, True)
movemap.set_bb(51, True)
print(movemap)
### END SOLUTION

-------------------------------
resnum     Type  TRUE/FALSE
-------------------------------
DEFAULT      BB     FALSE
DEFAULT      SC     FALSE
DEFAULT      NU     FALSE
DEFAULT  BRANCH     FALSE
050      BB      TRUE
051      BB      TRUE
-------------------------------
jumpnum     Type  TRUE/FALSE
-------------------------------
DEFAULT     JUMP    FALSE
-------------------------------
resnum  atomnum     Type  TRUE/FALSE
-------------------------------
DEFAULT               PHI    FALSE
DEFAULT             THETA    FALSE
DEFAULT                 D    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB1    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB2    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB3    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB4    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB5    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB6    FALSE
-------------------------------



Make one small move on one of your test poses and one shear move on the other test pose. Output both poses to PyMOL using the PyMOLMover. Be sure to set the name of each pose so they are distinguishable in PyMOL. Show only backbone atoms and view as lines or sticks. Identify the torsion angle changes that occurred.

small_mover.apply(test)
shear_mover.apply(test2)
pmm.apply(test)
pmm.apply(test2)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
small_mover.apply(test)
shear_mover.apply(test2)
pmm.apply(test)
pmm.apply(test2)
### END SOLUTION


Question: What was the magnitude of the change in the sheared pose? How does the displacement of residue 60 compare between the small- and shear-perturbed poses?

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## Minimization Moves¶

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from IPython.display import Image
Image('./Media/minmover.png',width='300')

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The MinMover carries out a gradient-based minimization to find the nearest local minimum in the energy function, such as that used in one step of the Monte-Carlo-plus-Minimization algorithm of Li & Scheraga.

min_mover = MinMover()
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
min_mover = MinMover()
### END SOLUTION

1. The minimization mover needs at least a MoveMap and a ScoreFunction. You can also specify different minimization algorithms and a tolerance. (See Appendix A). For now, set up a new MoveMap that is flexible from residues 40 to 60, inclusive, using:
mm4060 = MoveMap()
mm4060.set_bb_true_range(40, 60)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
mm4060 = MoveMap()
mm4060.set_bb_true_range(40, 60)
### END SOLUTION


Create a standard, full-atom ScoreFunction, attach these objects to the default MinMover, and print out the information in the MinMover with the following methods and check that everything looks right:

scorefxn = #get the full-atom score function
min_mover.movemap(mm4060)
min_mover.score_function(scorefxn)
print(min_mover)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
scorefxn = get_fa_scorefxn()
min_mover.movemap(mm4060)
min_mover.score_function(scorefxn)
print(min_mover)
### END SOLUTION

core.scoring.ScoreFunctionFactory: SCOREFUNCTION: ref2015
Mover name: MinMover, Mover type: MinMover, Mover current tag:NoTag
Minimization type:	linmin
Scorefunction:		ref2015
Score tolerance:	0.01
Nb list:		True
Deriv check:		False
Movemap:

-------------------------------
resnum     Type  TRUE/FALSE
-------------------------------
DEFAULT      BB     FALSE
DEFAULT      SC     FALSE
DEFAULT      NU     FALSE
DEFAULT  BRANCH     FALSE
040      BB      TRUE
041      BB      TRUE
042      BB      TRUE
043      BB      TRUE
044      BB      TRUE
045      BB      TRUE
046      BB      TRUE
047      BB      TRUE
048      BB      TRUE
049      BB      TRUE
050      BB      TRUE
051      BB      TRUE
052      BB      TRUE
053      BB      TRUE
054      BB      TRUE
055      BB      TRUE
056      BB      TRUE
057      BB      TRUE
058      BB      TRUE
059      BB      TRUE
060      BB      TRUE
-------------------------------
jumpnum     Type  TRUE/FALSE
-------------------------------
DEFAULT     JUMP    FALSE
-------------------------------
resnum  atomnum     Type  TRUE/FALSE
-------------------------------
DEFAULT               PHI    FALSE
DEFAULT             THETA    FALSE
DEFAULT                 D    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB1    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB2    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB3    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB4    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB5    FALSE
DEFAULT               RB6    FALSE
-------------------------------



Finally, attach an “observer”. The observer is configured to execute a PyMOLMover.apply() every time a change is observed in the pose coordinates. The True is a flag to ensure that PyMOL keeps a history of the moves.

observer = pyrosetta.rosetta.protocols.moves.AddPyMOLObserver(test2, True)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
### END SOLUTION

1. Apply the MinMover to your sheared pose. Observe the output in PyMOL. (This may take a couple minutes — the Observer can slow down the minimization significantly).
min_mover.apply(test2)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
min_mover.apply(test2)
### END SOLUTION


Question: How much motion do you see, relative to the original shear move? How many coordinate updates does the MinMover try? How does the magnitude of the motion change as the minimization continues? At the end, how far has the Cα atom of residue 60 moved?

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## Monte Carlo Object¶

PyRosetta has several object classes for convenience for building more complex algorithms. One example is the MonteCarlo object. This object performs all the bookkeeping you need for creating a Monte Carlo search. That is, it can decide whether to accept or reject a trial conformation, and it keeps track of the lowest-energy conformation and other statistics about the search. Having the Monte Carlo operations packaged together is convenient, especially if we want multiple Monte Carlo loops to nest within each other or to operate on different parts of the protein.

To create the object, you need an initial test pose, a score function, and a temperature factor:

mc = MonteCarlo(test, scorefxn, kT)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
mc = MonteCarlo(test, scorefxn, kT)
### END SOLUTION


After the pose is modified by a mover, we tell the MonteCarlo object to automatically accept or reject the new conformation and update a set of internal counters by calling:

mc.boltzmann(test)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
mc.boltzmann(test)
### END SOLUTION

Out[57]:
True
1. Test out a MonteCarlo object. Before doing so, you may need to adjust your small and shear moves to smaller maximum angles (3–5°) so they are more likely to be accepted. Apply several small or shear moves on your test pose, output the score using print(scorefxn(test)), then call the mc.boltzmann(test) method of the MonteCarlo object. A response of True indicates the move is accepted, and False indicates that the move is rejected. If the move is rejected, the pose is automatically reverted for you to its last accepted state. Manually iterate a few times between moves and calls to mc.boltzmann(). Call pmm.apply(test) every time you get a True back from the mc.boltzmann(test) method. Do enough cycles to observe at least two True and two False outputs. Do the acceptances match what you expect given the scores you obtain? After doing a few cycles, use mc.show_scores() to find the score of the last accepted state and the lowest energy state. What energies do you find? Is the last accepted energy equal to the lowest energy?
# adjust the SmallMover
small_mover.angle_max("H", 3)
small_mover.angle_max("E", 5)
small_mover.angle_max("L", 6)
# and the ShearMover
shear_mover.angle_max("H", 3)
shear_mover.angle_max("E", 5)
shear_mover.angle_max("L", 6)

Then write your MonteCarlo loop below:

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# adjust the SmallMover
### BEGIN SOLUTION
small_mover.angle_max("H", 3)
small_mover.angle_max("E", 5)
small_mover.angle_max("L", 6)
### END SOLUTION

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# and the ShearMover
### BEGIN SOLUTION
shear_mover.angle_max("H", 3)
shear_mover.angle_max("E", 5)
shear_mover.angle_max("L", 6)
### END SOLUTION

1. See what information is stored in the Monte Carlo object using:
mc.show_scores()
mc.show_counters()
mc.show_state()

Question: What information do you get from each of these?

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## Trial Mover¶

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Image('./Media/trialmover.png',width='250')

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A TrialMover combines a specified Mover with a MonteCarlo object. Each time a TrialMover is called, it performs a trial move and tests that move’s acceptance with the MonteCarlo object. You can create a TrialMover from any other type of Mover. You might imagine that, as we start nesting these together, we can build some complex algorithms!

trial_mover = TrialMover(small_mover, mc)
trial_mover.apply(test)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
trial_mover = TrialMover(small_mover, mc)
trial_mover.apply(test)
### END SOLUTION

1. Apply the TrialMover above ten times. Using trial_mover.num_accepts() and trial_mover.acceptance_rate(), what do you find?
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
for i in range(10):
trial_mover.apply(test)

print(trial_mover.num_accepts())
print(trial_mover.acceptance_rate())
### END SOLUTION

3
protocols.TrialMover: Acceptance rate: 0.272727
0.2727272727272727

1. The TrialMover also communicates information to the MonteCarlo object about the type of moves being tried. Create a second TrialMover (trial_mover2) using a ShearMover and the same MonteCarlo object, and apply this second TrialMover ten times like above. After, look at the MonteCarlo object state (mc.show_state()).

Question: Using information from mc.show_state(), what are the acceptance rates of each mover (SmallMover and ShearMover)? Which mover is accepted most often, and which has the largest energy drop per trial? What are the average energy drops?

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## Sequence and Repeat Movers¶

A SequenceMover is another combination Mover and applies several Movers in succession. It is useful for building up complex routines and is constructed (and confirmed with a print statement) as follows:

seq_mover = SequenceMover()
print(seq_mover)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
seq_mover = SequenceMover()
print(seq_mover)
### END SOLUTION

Mover name: SequenceMover, Mover type: MoverBase, Mover current tag: NoTag
3 movers are contained in the following order:
Mover[1]: Small
Mover[2]: Shear
Mover[3]: MinMover



The above example mover will apply first the small, then the shear, and finally the minimization movers.

1. Create and print a TrialMover using the SequenceMover above, and apply it five times to the test pose. How is the sequence mover shown by mc.show_state()?
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A RepeatMover will apply its input Mover n_repeats times each time it is applied:

n_repeats = 3
repeat_mover = RepeatMover(trial_mover, n_repeats)
print(repeat_mover)
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### BEGIN SOLUTION
n_repeats = 3
repeat_mover = RepeatMover(trial_mover, n_repeats)
print(repeat_mover)
### END SOLUTION

Mover name: RepeatMover, Mover type: RepeatMover, Mover current tag: NoTag
Mover being repeated: TrialMover, nmoves: 3


1. Use these tools to build up your own ab initio protocol. Create TrialMovers for 9-mer and 3-mer fragment insertions. First, create RepeatMovers for each and then create the TrialMovers using the same MonteCarlo object for each. Create a SequenceMover to do the 9-mer trials and then the 3-mer trials, and iterate the sequence 10 times.

Problem: Use a pen and paper to write out a flowchartalgorithm:

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1. Hierarchical search. Construct a TrialMover that tries to insert a 9-mer fragment and then refines the protein with 100 alternating small and shear trials before the next 9-mer fragment trial. The interesting part is this: you will use one MonteCarlo object for the small and shear trials, inside the whole 9-mer combination mover. But use a separate MonteCarlo object for the 9-mer trials. In this way, if a 9-mer fragment insertion is evaluated after the optimization by small and shear moves and is rejected, the pose goes all the way back to before the 9-mer fragment insertion.
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