Protein Structure Prediction: A Practical Approach / Edition 1

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The prediction of the three-dimensional structure of a protein from it s amino acid sequence is a problem faced by an increasing number of bi ological scientists. This book provides a practical guide to making th ese predictions by reviewing strategies of different computer modeling algorithms and highlighting the degree of confidence attributed to th em. Also in the volume are descriptions of the following: the principl es of protein folding; sequence homology and motif searches; predictio n of secondary structure; homology modeling; modeling of antibody comb ining sites; tertiary fold recognition; modeling of transmembrane prot eins; ab initio prediction; protein-ligand docking simulations; and th e use of molecular mechanics and dynamics. both non-specialists who re quire guidance to identify and evaluate appropriate strategies and exp erts who require a contemporary view of the field, will find this volu me a worthy addition to their research libraries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199634965
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Practical Approach Series , #170
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Protein structure prediction - principles and approaches 1
2 Protein sequence alignment and database scanning 31
3 Identification of protein sequence motifs 65
4 Prediction of secondary structure 79
5 Prediction of transmembrane protein topology 101
6 Comparative modelling of proteins 111
7 Antibody combining sites: structure and prediction 141
8 Protein folds and their recognition from sequence 173
9 The combinatorial approach 207
10 Modelling protein conformation by molecular mechanics and dynamics 229
11 Docking ligands to proteins 263
12 The prediction challenge 291
Index 295
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