Anders Wallqvist

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Protein design experiments have shown that the use of specific subsets of amino acids can produce foldable proteins. This prompts the question of whether there is a minimal amino acid alphabet which could be used to fold all proteins. In this work we make an analogy between sequence patterns which produce foldable sequences and those which make it possible(More)
BACKGROUND Small-molecule docking is an important tool in studying receptor-ligand interactions and in identifying potential drug candidates. Previously, we developed a software tool (DOVIS) to perform large-scale virtual screening of small molecules in parallel on Linux clusters, using AutoDock 3.05 as the docking engine. DOVIS enables the seamless(More)
Molecular-docking-based virtual screening is an important tool in drug discovery that is used to significantly reduce the number of possible chemical compounds to be investigated. In addition to the selection of a sound docking strategy with appropriate scoring functions, another technical challenge is to in silico screen millions of compounds in a(More)
Identification of canonical pathways through enrichment of differentially expressed genes in a given pathway is a widely used method for interpreting gene lists generated from high-throughput experimental studies. However, most algorithms treat pathways as sets of genes, disregarding any inter- and intra-pathway connectivity information, and do not provide(More)
An unsupervised self-organizing map-based clustering strategy has been developed to classify tissue samples from an oligonucleotide microarray patient database. Our method is based on the likelihood that a test data vector may have a gene expression fingerprint that is shared by more than one tumor class and as such can identify datasets that cannot be(More)
MOTIVATION Sequence alignment techniques have been developed into extremely powerful tools for identifying the folding families and function of proteins in newly sequenced genomes. For a sufficiently low sequence identity it is necessary to incorporate additional structural information to positively detect homologous proteins. We have carried out an(More)
Recently, we developed a simple analytical model based on local residue packing densities and the distribution of tertiary contacts for describing the conformational fluctuations of proteins in their folded state. This so-called Gaussian network model (GNM) is applied here to the interpretation of experimental hydrogen exchange (HX) behavior of proteins in(More)
Novel strategies are proposed to quantitatively analyze and relate biological pathways to drug responses using gene expression and small-molecule growth inhibition data (GI(50)) derived from the National Cancer Institute's 60 cancer cells (NCI(60)). We have annotated groups of drug GI(50) responses with pathways defined by the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes(More)
Protein decoy data sets provide a benchmark for testing scoring functions designed for fold recognition and protein homology modeling problems. It is commonly believed that statistical potentials based on reduced atomic models are better able to discriminate native-like from misfolded decoys than scoring functions based on more detailed molecular mechanics(More)
A simplified description and a corresponding force field for polypeptides is introduced. Each amino acid residue is reduced to one interaction site, representing the backbone, and one or two side chain sites depending on its size and complexity. Site-site interactions are parameterized after a hydrophobicity criterium. The treatment of backbone sites is in(More)