Source:Proteins, 41:86–97, 2000
A procedure for the reconstruction of all-atom protein structures from side-chain center-based low-resolution models is introduced and applied to a set of test proteins with high-resolution X-ray structures. The accuracy of the rebuilt all-atom models is measured by root mean square deviations to the corresponding X-ray structures and percentages of correct chi(1) and chi(2) side-chain dihedrals. The benefit of including C(alpha) positions in the low-resolution model is examined, and the effect of lattice-based models on the reconstruction accuracy is discussed. Programs and scripts implementing the reconstruction procedure are made available through the NIH research resource for Multiscale Modeling Tools in Structural Biology (http://mmtsb.scripps.edu).