Ingrid G. Abfalter

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Understanding the relationship between protein sequence and structure is one of the great challenges in biology. In the case of the ubiquitous coiled-coil motif, structure and occurrence have been described in extensive detail, but there is a lack of insight into the rules that govern oligomerization, i.e. how many α-helices form a given coiled coil. To(More)
RNA molecules that can fold into two or more predefined alternative metastable structures can be designed rationally. We outline an algorithm for this task that reduces the problem to vertex coloring the union of all prescribed outerplanar secondary structure graphs. Starting from an ear decomposition of this composite graph colorings are produced by a(More)
RNA has become an integral building material in synthetic biology. Dominated by their secondary structures, which can be computed efficiently, RNA molecules are amenable not only to in vitro and in vivo selection, but also to rational, computation-based design. While the inverse folding problem of constructing an RNA sequence with a prescribed ground-state(More)
  • Mag, Roman Stocsits, Iii Zusammenfassung, Michael Wolfinger, Stefanie Wid-Der, Daniela Dorigoni +21 others
  • 2003
High quality sequence alignments of RNA and DNA sequences are a prerequisite for the comparative analysis of genomic sequence data. The high level of sequence heterogeneity, as compared to proteins, makes good alignments of nucleic acid sequences often impossible. In many cases, the nucleic acid sequences under consideration, or parts of them, code for(More)
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