Journal article

Structural search and retrieval using a tableau representation of protein folding patterns

Arun S Konagurthu, Peter J Stuckey, Arthur M Lesk

BIOINFORMATICS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Comparison and classification of folding patterns from a database of protein structures is crucial to understand the principles of protein architecture, evolution and function. Current search methods for proteins with similar folding patterns are slow and computationally intensive. The sharp growth in the number of known protein structures poses severe challenges for methods of structural comparison. There is a need for methods that can search the database of structures accurately and rapidly. We provide several methods to search for similar folding patterns using a concise tableau representation of proteins that encodes the relative geometry of secondary structural elements. Our..

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