Hahnbeom Park

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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)
Protein loops are often involved in important biological functions such as molecular recognition, signal transduction, or enzymatic action. The three dimensional structures of loops can provide essential information for understanding molecular mechanisms behind protein functions. In this article, we develop a novel method for protein loop modeling, where(More)
The prediction of the structures of proteins without detectable sequence similarity to any protein of known structure remains an outstanding scientific challenge. Here we report significant progress in this area. We first describe de novo blind structure predictions of unprecendented accuracy we made for two proteins in large families in the recent CASP11(More)
Transmembrane signaling of chemotaxis receptors has long been studied, but how the conformational change induced by ligand binding is transmitted across the bilayer membrane is still elusive at the molecular level. To tackle this problem, we carried out a total of 600-ns comparative molecular dynamics simulations (including model-building simulations) of(More)
SUMMARY A large number of proteins function as homo-oligomers; therefore, predicting homo-oligomeric structure of proteins is of primary importance for understanding protein function at the molecular level. Here, we introduce a web server for prediction of protein homo-oligomer structure. The server takes a protein monomer structure as input and predicts(More)
A large number of Calpha-H...O contacts are present in transmembrane protein structures, but contribution of such interactions to protein stability is still not well understood. According to previous ab initio quantum calculations, the stabilization energy of a Calpha-H...O contact is about 2-3 kcal/mol. However, experimental studies on two different(More)
Three-dimensional protein structures provide invaluable information for understanding and regulating biological functions of proteins. The GalaxyWEB server predicts protein structure from sequence by template-based modeling and refines loop or terminus regions by ab initio modeling. This web server is based on the method tested in CASP9 (9th Critical(More)
Community-wide blind prediction experiments such as CAPRI and CASP provide an objective measure of the current state of predictive methodology. Here we describe a community-wide assessment of methods to predict the effects of mutations on protein-protein interactions. Twenty-two groups predicted the effects of comprehensive saturation mutagenesis for two(More)
The quality of model structures generated by contemporary protein structure prediction methods strongly depends on the degree of similarity between the target and available template structures. Therefore, the importance of improving template-based model structures beyond the accuracy available from template information has been emphasized in the structure(More)
Contemporary template-based modeling techniques allow applications of modeling methods to vast biological problems. However, they tend to fail to provide accurate structures for less-conserved local regions in sequence even when the overall structure can be modeled reliably. We call these regions unreliable local regions (ULRs). Accurate modeling of ULRs is(More)