Albert Solernou

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The study of protein-protein interactions that are involved in essential life processes can largely benefit from the recent upraising of computational docking approaches. Predicting the structure of a protein-protein complex from their separate components is still a highly challenging task, but the field is rapidly improving. Recent advances in sampling(More)
Despite the importance of protein-RNA interactions in the cellular context, the number of available protein-RNA complex structures is still much lower than those of other biomolecules. As a consequence, few computational studies have been addressed towards protein-RNA complexes, and to our knowledge, no systematic benchmarking of protein-RNA docking has(More)
We report the first assessment of blind predictions of water positions at protein-protein interfaces, performed as part of the critical assessment of predicted interactions (CAPRI) community-wide experiment. Groups submitting docking predictions for the complex of the DNase domain of colicin E2 and Im2 immunity protein (CAPRI Target 47), were invited to(More)
Protein-protein interactions are fundamental for the majority of cellular processes and their study is of enormous biotechnological and therapeutic interest. In recent years, a variety of computational approaches to the protein-protein docking problem have been reported, with encouraging results. Most of the currently available protein-protein docking(More)
The two previous CAPRI experiments showed the success of our rigid-body and refinement approach. For this third edition of CAPRI, we have used a new faster protocol called pyDock, which uses electrostatics and desolvation energy to score docking poses generated with FFT-based algorithms. In target T24 (unbound/model), our best prediction had the highest(More)
Protein-protein interactions are fundamental for the majority of biological processes, so their structural, functional, and energetic characterization is of enormous biotechnological and therapeutic interest. In recent years, a variety of computational docking approaches to the structural prediction of protein-protein complexes have been reported, with(More)
Protein-protein interactions are responsible for the transfer of information inside the cell and represent one of the most interesting research fields in structural biology. Unfortunately, after decades of intense research, experimental approaches still have difficulties in providing 3D structures for the hundreds of thousands of interactions formed between(More)
In addition to protein-protein docking, this CAPRI edition included new challenges, like protein-water and protein-sugar interactions, or the prediction of binding affinities and ΔΔG changes upon mutation. Regarding the standard protein-protein docking cases, our approach, mostly based on the pyDock scheme, submitted correct models as predictors and as(More)
We describe here our results in the last CAPRI edition. We have participated in all targets, both as predictors and as scorers, using our pyDock docking methodology. The new challenges (homology-based modeling of the interacting subunits, domain-domain assembling, and protein-RNA interactions) have pushed our computer tools to the limits and have encouraged(More)
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