LearnCoil-VMF is not designed for general coiled-coil prediction. For coiled-coil prediction, please use the PairCoil or MultiCoil programs.
The LearnCoil-VMF program takes two arguments: a name for the sequence (this is optional) and the amino acid sequence. The name may be set in the uppermost dialog box, labeled "Sequence Name"; the name is only for labelling the output graphs. The amino acid sequence itself should be input into the bottom dialog box, which is labeled "Sequence:". The program ignores any whitespace, such as returns and tabs, as well as '*'s.
Click on the "Submit Sequence" button to run the program. A page displaying the LearnCoil-VMF program's analysis of your amino acid sequence using the viral membrane-fusion table will follow.
If at any time you wish to start over, click on the "Reset Form" button next to the "Submit Sequence" button.
Mona Singh, Bonnie Berger and Peter S. Kim,
"LearnCoil-VMF: Computational evidence for coiled-coil-like motifs in many viral membrane-fusion proteins,"
Journal of Molecular Biology, in press.