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Helix kinks are a common feature of α-helical membrane proteins, but are thought to be rare in soluble proteins. In this study we find that kinks are a feature of long α-helices in both soluble and membrane proteins, rather than just transmembrane α-helices. The apparent rarity of kinks in soluble proteins is due to the relative infrequency of long helices… (More)
Kinks are functionally important structural features found in the α-helices of proteins. Structurally, they are points at which a helix abruptly changes direction. Current kink definition and identification methods often disagree with one another. Here we describe a crowdsourcing approach to obtain a reliable gold standard set of kinks. Using an online… (More)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172921.].
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the risk of progression to steatohepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma have been identified as major public health concerns. We have demonstrated the feasibility and potential value of measuring liver fat content by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a large population in this study of 4,949 participants… (More)
Kinks are a structural feature of alpha-helices and many are known to have functional roles. Kinks have previously tended to be defined in a binary fashion. In this paper we have deliberately moved towards defining them on a continuum, which given the unimodal distribution of kink angles is a better description. From this perspective, we examine the… (More)