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2004

No statistical support for correlation between the positions of protein interaction sites and alternatively spliced regions

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No statistical support for correlation between the positions of protein interaction sites and alternatively spliced regions
Background: Alternative splicing is an efficient mechanism for increasing the variety of functions fulfilled by proteins in a living cell. It has been previously demonstrated that alternatively spliced regions often comprise functionally important and conserved sequence motifs. The objective of this work was to test the hypothesis that alternative splicing is correlated with contact regions of protein-protein interactions. Results: Protein sequence spans involved in contacts with an interaction partner were delineated from atomic structures of transient interaction complexes and juxtaposed with the location of alternatively spliced regions detected by comparative genome analysis and spliced alignment. The total of 42 alternatively spliced isoforms were identified in 21 amino acid chains involved in biomolecular interactions. Using this limited dataset and a variety of sophisticated counting procedures we were not able to establish a statistically significant correlation between the po...
Marc N. Offman, Ramil N. Nurtdinov, Mikhail S. Gel
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Type Journal
Year 2004
Where BMCBI
Authors Marc N. Offman, Ramil N. Nurtdinov, Mikhail S. Gelfand, Dmitrij Frishman
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