[Chimera-users] PDB with C alpha carbons only

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 23 13:31:02 PST 2010

Hi Sujata,
Sorry, you can't build all-atom models from alpha-carbon models using Chimera.  Some Web servers can do it, for example, Maxsprout:


There are probably several others... that's just one I've used in the past.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Nov 23, 2010, at 11:52 AM, Sujata wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a PDB file with C-alpha carbons only. I want to know if Chimera can add backbone atoms and sidechains (the PDB has the names of the residues).
> Thanks,
> Sujata

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