RosettaAbInitio is a program for ab initio protein structure prediction, which produced de novo structure predictions of unprecedented accuracy in the CASP4 international blind test of protein structure prediction methods.

There is no manual included with the distribution.

RosettaAbInitio runs on Linux machines; the executable is:
/joule2/programs/rosetta/RosettaAbInitio/rosetta_bin/pFOLD.abi.lnx or just type "rosetta_abinitio"

The program is installed in /joule2/programs/rosetta/RosettaAbInitio/rosetta/pFOLD.gnu:

The documentation is available from

Examples are available from /joule2/programs/rosetta/RosettaAbInitio/example_fixbb_design and also /joule2/programs/rosetta/RosettaAbInitio/example_mvbb_design

The program is available from but UCLA's technology transfer office has indicated that they will not accept the terms of the RosettaAbInitio academic license for the source code. So, they sent us an executable version of RosettaAbInitio.

Simons et al. J Mol Biol 1997;268:209-225
Assembly of protein tertiary structures from fragments with similar local sequences using simulated annealing and Bayesian scoring functions.