SAT-based protein design

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SAT-based protein design
Computational protein design can be formulated as an optimization problem, where the objective is to identify the sequence of amino acids that minimizes the energy of a given protein structure. In this paper, we propose a novel search-based approach that utilizes a Boolean function to encode the solution space where the function's onset represents the sequences considered during the search. We first present a dead-end-elimination (DEE) based method for the initial setup of the Boolean function and then describe a branch-and-bound algorithm that employs the search and deduction engine of a modern Boolean Satisfiability (SAT) solver. Its fast implication processing and conflict-based learning provide an efficient framework for the overall algorithm. Our results indicate that the presented approach can efficiently find the guaranteed optimum solution for protein core design problems. Furthermore, since our method is complete and symbolic, it can find all solutions that are within an...
Noah Ollikainen, Ellen Sentovich, Carlos Coelho, A
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Updated 18 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2009
Authors Noah Ollikainen, Ellen Sentovich, Carlos Coelho, Andreas Kuehlmann, Tanja Kortemme
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