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The CAPRI (Critical Assessment of Predicted Interactions) and CASP (Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction) experiments have demonstrated the power of community-wide tests of methodology in assessing the current state of the art and spurring progress in the very challenging areas of protein docking and structure prediction. We sought to bring(More)
The fundamental thermogenesis curves of the metabolic process of liver mitochondria from Carassius auratus and the toxic effect of Na2SeO3 on it were studied by using an LKB-2277 bioactivity monitor, ampoule method, at 28°C. From the thermogenesis curves, the thermokinetic equations were established under different conditions. The kinetics show that a low(More)
BtuF is the periplasmic binding protein (PBP) that binds vitamin B(12) and delivers it to the periplasmic surface of the ABC transporter BtuCD. PBPs generally exhibit considerable conformational changes during ligand binding process, however, BtuF belongs to a subclass of PBPs that, doesn't show such behavior on the basis of the crystal structures.(More)
The thermo-stability and unfolding behaviors of a small hyperthermophilic protein Sso7d as well as its single-point mutation F31A are studied by molecular dynamics simulation at temperatures of 300 K, 371 K and 500 K. Simulations at 300 K show that the F31A mutant displays a much larger flexibility than the wild type, which implies that the mutation(More)
Based on the crystal structure of the vitamin B12 transporter protein of Escherichia coli (BtuCD) a system consisting of the BtuCD transmembrane domain (BtuC) and the palmitoyloleoyl phosphatidylcholine (POPC) lipid bilayer was constructed in silica, and a more-than-57-nanosecond molecular dynamics (MD) simulation was performed on it to reveal the intrinsic(More)
Mutations on NHR (N-terminal heptad repeat) associated with resistance to fusion inhibitor were observed. In addition, mutations on CHR (C-terminal heptad repeat) accompanied NHR mutations of gp41 are noted in many cases, like N43D/S138A double mutation. In this work, we explored the drug resistant mechanism of N43D mutation and the role of S138A second(More)
Phosphorylation is a crucial way to control the activity of proteins in many eukaryotic organisms in vivo. Experimental methods to determine phosphorylation sites in substrates are usually restricted by the in vitro condition of enzymes and very intensive in time and labor. Although some in silico methods and web servers have been introduced for automatic(More)
The conformation spaces generated by short hydrophobic-hydrophilic (HP) lattice chains are mapped to conformation space networks (CSNs). The vertices (nodes) of the network are the conformations and the links are the transitions between them. It has been found that these networks have "small-world" properties without considering the interaction energy of(More)
Protein-protein docking has made much progress in recent years, but challenges still exist. Here we present the application of our docking approach HoDock in CAPRI. In this approach, a binding site prediction is implemented to reduce docking sampling space and filter out unreasonable docked structures, and a network-based enhanced combinatorial scoring(More)
Cation-pi interactions have proved to be important in proteins and protein-ligand complexes. Here, cation-pi interactions are analyzed for 282 non-redundant protein-RNA interfaces. The statistical results show that this kind of interactions exists in 65% of the interfaces. The four RNA bases are ranked as Gua > Ade > Ura > Cyt according to their propensity(More)