ProCMD: a database and 3D web resource for protein C mutants

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ProCMD: a database and 3D web resource for protein C mutants
Background: Activated Protein C (ProC) is an anticoagulant plasma serine protease which also plays an important role in controlling inflammation and cell proliferation. Several mutations of the gene are associated with phenotypic functional deficiency of protein C, and with the risk of developing venous thrombosis. Structure prediction and computational analysis of the mutants have proven to be a valuable aid in understanding the molecular aspects of clinical thrombophilia. Results: We have built a specialized relational database and a search tool for natural mutants of protein C. It contains 195 entries that include 182 missense and 13 stop mutations. A menu driven search engine allows the user to retrieve stored information for each variant, that include genetic as well as structural data and a multiple alignment highlighting the substituted position. Molecular models of variants can be visualized with interactive tools; PDB coordinates of the models are also available for further a...
Pasqualina D'Ursi, Francesca Marino, Andrea Caprer
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Updated 12 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Authors Pasqualina D'Ursi, Francesca Marino, Andrea Caprera, Luciano Milanesi, Elena M. Faioni, Ermanna Rovida
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