Andrzej Kolinski Research Group

Coarse-grained protein modeling

Modeling Software & Servers

Biomolecules — dynamics & interactions



Short description: 
program for protein backbone reconstruction from C-alpha coordinates


BBQ (Backbone Building from Quadrulaterals) is a program for protein backbone reconstruction (Cβ positions are also recovered) that comprises very high computational efficiency with high accuracy. The details and careful design of the present approach and lead to the algorithm that outperforms all commonly used earlier applications. BBQ program has been extensively tested both on native structures as well as on near-native decoy models and compared with the different available existing methods.

At the moment only the BioShell 2.2 version of BBQ is available. To use it, downlad the JAVA archives listed above:

A working example is also provided on this page.

More details about BBQ can be found in the following publications: