The ABC (Analysing Biomolecular Contacts)-database

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The ABC (Analysing Biomolecular Contacts)-database
As protein-protein interactions are one of the basic mechanisms in most cellular processes, it is desirable to understand the molecular details of protein-protein contacts and ultimately be able to predict which proteins interact. Interface areas on a protein surface that are involved in protein interactions exhibit certain characteristics. Therefore, several attempts were made to distinguish protein interactions from each other and to categorize them. One way of classification are the groups of transient and permanent interactions. Previously two of the authors analysed several properties for transient complexes such as the amino acid and secondary structure element composition and pairing preferences. Certainly, interfaces can be characterized by many more possible attributes and this is a subject of intense ongoing research. Although several freely available online databases exist that illuminate various aspects of protein-protein interactions, we decided to construct a new databas...
Peter Walter, Sam Ansari, Volkhard Helms
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Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where JIB
Authors Peter Walter, Sam Ansari, Volkhard Helms
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