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The Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool (SMART) is an online resource (http://smart.embl.de/) used for protein domain identification and the analysis of protein domain architectures. Many new features were implemented to make SMART more accessible to scientists from different fields. The new 'Genomic' mode in SMART makes it easy to analyze domain(More)
MOTIVATION Due to the growing number of completely sequenced genomes, functional annotation of proteins becomes a more and more important issue. Here, we describe a method for the prediction of sites within protein domains, which are part of protein-ligand interactions. As recently demonstrated, these sites are not trivial to detect because of a varying(More)
BACKGROUND The functional sites of a protein present important information for determining its cellular function and are fundamental in drug design. Accordingly, accurate methods for the prediction of functional sites are of immense value. Most available methods are based on a set of homologous sequences and structural or evolutionary information, and(More)
BACKGROUND In plants the hormone cytokinin is perceived by members of a small cytokinin receptor family, which are hybrid sensor histidine kinases. While the immediate downstream signaling pathway is well characterized, the domain of the receptor responsible for ligand binding and which residues are involved in this process has not been determined(More)
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