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Interaction Energy Based Protein Structure Networks

Vijayabaskar, MS and Vishveshwara, Saraswathi (2010) Interaction Energy Based Protein Structure Networks. In: Biophysical Journal, 99 (11). pp. 3704-3715.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2010.08.079


The three dimensional structure of a protein is formed and maintained by the noncovalent interactions among the amino acid residues of the polypeptide chain These interactions can be represented collectively in the form of a network So far such networks have been investigated by considering the connections based on distances between the amino acid residues Here we present a method of constructing the structure network based on interaction energies among the amino acid residues in the protein We have investigated the properties of such protein energy based networks (PENs) and have shown correlations to protein structural features such as the clusters of residues involved in stability formation of secondary and super secondary structural units Further we demonstrate that the analysis of PENs in terms of parameters such as hubs and shortest paths can provide a variety of biologically important information such as the residues crucial for stabilizing the folded units and the paths of communication between distal residues in the protein Finally the energy regimes for different levels of stabilization in the protein structure have clearly emerged from the PEN analysis

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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2010 07:40
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2010 07:40
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34610

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