From: Christopher MacDermaid (
Date: Tue Apr 02 2013 - 10:18:44 CDT


There are a couple of options for you, the first and most direct is to use
the following website to generate the coiled-coil backbone, and then thread
your sequence onto it:

The other option is to use some tools that I've developed, which are not
currently available publicly, but I can provide to you directly. Please
check out the first option, and let me know if that is what you are looking
for. Otherwise, send me a message and we can work something out.


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:23 AM, shixin yang <> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I am a VMD new user and so my question may be very simple. We have
> sequence that construct an alpha-helix. We try to build an alpha helix
> using this sequence and then twist the straight helix to a coiled spring.
> Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Shixin

Dr. Chris MacDermaid, Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA