BetaSearch: a new method for querying β-residue motifs.
Hui Kian Ho, Graeme Gange, Michael J Kuiper, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao
BMC Res Notes | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Searching for structural motifs across known protein structures can be useful for identifying unrelated proteins with similar function and characterising secondary structures such as β-sheets. This is infeasible using conventional sequence alignment because linear protein sequences do not contain spatial information. β-residue motifs are β-sheet substructures that can be represented as graphs and queried using existing graph indexing methods, however, these approaches are designed for general graphs that do not incorporate the inherent structural constraints of β-sheets and require computationally-expensive filtering and verification procedures. 3D substructure search methods, on..View full abstract