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A fast method of comparing protein structures

Murthy, MRN (1984) A fast method of comparing protein structures. In: Feebs letters, 168 (1). pp. 97-102.

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Abstract

Comparative studies on protein structures form an integral part of protein crystallography. Here, a fast method of comparing protein structures is presented. Protein structures are represented as a set of secondary structural elements. The method also provides information regarding preferred packing arrangements and evolutionary dynamics of secondary structural elements. This information is not easily obtained from previous methods. In contrast to those methods, the present one can be used only for proteins with some secondary structure. The method is illustrated with globin folds, cytochromes and dehydrogenases as examples.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Keywords: Protein structure; Homology; Comparison; Evolution; Packing; Secondary structure
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2010 07:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23871

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