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AAindex is a database of numerical indices representing various physicochemical and biochemical properties of amino acids and pairs of amino acids. We have added a collection of protein contact potentials to the AAindex as a new section. Accordingly AAindex consists of three sections now: AAindex1 for the amino acid index of 20 numerical values, AAindex2(More)
A new, efficient method for the assembly of protein tertiary structure from known, loosely encoded secondary structure restraints and sparse information about exact side chain contacts is proposed and evaluated. The method is based on a new, very simple method for the reduced modeling of protein structure and dynamics, where the protein is described as a(More)
The MONSSTER (MOdeling of New Structures from Secondary and TEritary Restraints) method for folding of proteins using a small number of long-distance restraints (which can be up to seven times less than the total number of residues) and some knowledge of the secondary structure of regular fragments is described. The method employs a high-coordination(More)
We have developed a new combined approach for ab initio protein structure prediction. The protein conformation is described as a lattice chain connecting C(alpha) atoms, with attached C(beta) atoms and side-chain centers of mass. The model force field includes various short-range and long-range knowledge-based potentials derived from a statistical analysis(More)
A new hierarchical method for the simulation of the protein folding process and the de novo prediction of protein three-dimensional structure is proposed. The reduced representation of the protein alpha-carbon backbone employs lattice discretizations of increasing geometrical resolution and a single ball representation of side chain rotamers. In particular,(More)
The description of protein structure in the language of side chain contact maps is shown to offer many advantages over more traditional approaches. Because it focuses on side chain interactions, it aids in the discovery, study and classification of similarities between interactions defining particular protein folds and offers new insights into the rules of(More)
The feasibility of predicting the global fold of small proteins by incorporating predicted secondary and tertiary restraints into ab initio folding simulations has been demonstrated on a test set comprised of 20 non-homologous proteins, of which one was a blind prediction of target 42 in the recent CASP2 contest. These proteins contain from 37 to 100(More)
In this contribution, we present an algorithm for protein backbone reconstruction that comprises very high computational efficiency with high accuracy. Reconstruction of the main chain atomic coordinates from the alpha carbon trace is a common task in protein modeling, including de novo structure prediction, comparative modeling, and processing experimental(More)
In the last two years, the use of simplified models has facilitated major progress in the globular protein folding problem, viz., the prediction of the three-dimensional (3D) structure of a globular protein from its amino acid sequence. A number of groups have addressed the inverse folding problem where one examines the compatibility of a given sequence(More)