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Reduced representation of protein structure: implications on efficiency and scope of detection of structural similarity

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Reduced representation of protein structure: implications on efficiency and scope of detection of structural similarity
Background: Computational comparison of two protein structures is the starting point of many methods that build on existing knowledge, such as structure modeling (including modeling of protein complexes and conformational changes), molecular replacement, or annotation by structural similarity. In a commonly used strategy, significant effort is invested in matching two sets of atoms. In a complementary approach, a global descriptor is assigned to the overall structure, thus losing track of the substructures within. Results: Using a small set of geometric features, we define a reduced representation of protein structure, together with an optimizing function for matching two representations, to provide a pre-filtering stage in a database search. We show that, in a straightforward implementation, the representation performs well in terms of resolution in the space of protein structures, and its ability to make new predictions. Conclusions: Perhaps unexpectedly, a substantial discriminatin...
Zong Hong Zhang, Hwee Kuan Lee, Ivana Mihalek
Added 08 Dec 2010
Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BMCBI
Authors Zong Hong Zhang, Hwee Kuan Lee, Ivana Mihalek
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