Howard J. Feldman

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The Biomolecular Interaction Network Database (BIND) ( archives biomolecular interaction, reaction, complex and pathway information. Our aim is to curate the details about molecular interactions that arise from published experimental research and to provide this information, as well as tools to enable data analysis, freely to researchers(More)
The identification and annotation of protein domains provides a critical step in the accurate determination of molecular function. Both computational and experimental methods of protein structure determination may be deterred by large multi-domain proteins or flexible linker regions. Knowledge of domains and their boundaries may reduce the experimental cost(More)
A complete set of 6300 small molecule ligands was extracted from the protein data bank, and deposited online in PubChem as data source 'SMID'. This set's major improvement over prior methods is the inclusion of cyclic polypeptides and branched polysaccharides, including an unambiguous nomenclature, in addition to normal monomeric ligands. Only the best(More)
Accurate small molecule binding site information for a protein can facilitate studies in drug docking, drug discovery and function prediction, but small molecule binding site protein sequence annotation is sparse. The Small Molecule Interaction Database (SMID), a database of protein domain-small molecule interactions, was created using structural data from(More)
Protein structure prediction from sequence alone by "brute force" random methods is a computationally expensive problem. Estimates have suggested that it could take all the computers in the world longer than the age of the universe to compute the structure of a single 200-residue protein. Here we investigate the use of a faster version of our FOLDTRAJ(More)
A novel chemical ontology based on chemical functional groups automatically, objectively assigned by a computer program, was developed to categorize small molecules. It has been applied to PubChem and the small molecule interaction database to demonstrate its utility as a basic pharmacophore search system. Molecules can be compared using a semantic(More)
A novel method for measuring protein pocket similarity was devised, using only the alpha carbon positions of the pocket residues. Pockets were compared pairwise using an exhaustive three-dimensional Calpha common subset search, grouping residues by physicochemical properties. At least five Calpha matches were required for each hit, and distances between(More)
Intramolecular cross-linking of peptides by the light-sensitive compound diiodoacetamideazobenzene has been shown to permit reversible photocontrol of the helix-coil transition. Cross-linking between Cys residues spaced at i and i + 7 positions with the trans form of the linker was found to produce a decreased helix content compared to that of the(More)