# fragment_picker with fasta only

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fragment_picker with fasta only
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I would like to generate a fragment library based on a sequence. I tried running the fragment_picker demos in rosetta3.3/rosetta_demos/fragment_picker and it seems I need to include a pdb and also psipred (.ss2) file. The documentation seems to say that only vall .fasta .wghts are mandatory. I only have sequence -- can I still run this protocol?
http://www.rosettacommons.org/manuals/archive/rosetta3.3_user_guide/app_...

I think if I don't have any third party secondary structure information or a pdb I somehow need to change the .wghts file. For instance the .wghts given in the demo reference predA (BestFragmentsProtocol/input_files/simple.wghts) or psipred, sam, jufo (QuotaProtocol/input_files/quota-protocol.wghts).

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Tue, 2011-11-15 13:20
gw

A) You can try changing the weights to zero in the weights files you mention. There should be a real-number-valued column to change to zero (or try deleting those rows). I don't know which weight to leave on for sequence-only prediction; play around or maybe it's in the documentation?

B) You can create dummy secondary structure prediction (all loop, if you prefer) and run with that?

Tue, 2011-11-15 13:26
smlewis

> it seems I need to include a pdb and also psipred (.ss2) file.
You need to provide the query amino acid sequence. It may come in the form of FASTA file, PsiBlast checkpoint or a PDB file. psipred file is not required. Assuming that you have only the FASTA file, your weights file would look as follows:
 RamaScore 150 2.0 - SequenceSimilarity 200 2.0 -

 -in:file:fasta query.fasta -in:path:database ../database/ -in:file:vall vall.dat.apr24.combo.aug09.gz -frags:n_frags 200 -frags:n_candidates 200 -frags:frag_sizes 9 3 -frags:bounded_protocol
Thanks! I got it working... the only change that SequenceSimilarity is not recognized as a score type. Perhaps you meant SecondarySimilarity - but this doesn't seem to work with just a fasta file. In the end I generated some fragments with this *wghts file: RamaScore 150 2.0 - Robetta (which isn't as flexible as fragment_picker) generates the .jufo_ss, .psipred, and .psipred_ss2 files which can be used this fragment_picker protocol