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Prediction of protein stability upon amino acid substitutions is an important problem in molecular biology and it will be helpful for designing stable mutants. In this work, we have analyzed the stability of protein mutants using three different data sets of 1791, 1396, and 2204 mutants, respectively, for thermal stability (DeltaTm), free energy change due(More)
The analysis of the basic geometry of amino acid residues of protein structures has demonstrated the invariability of all the bond lengths and bond angles except for tau, the backbone N-Calpha-C' angle. This angle can be widened or contracted significantly from the tetrahedral geometry to accommodate various other strains in the structure. In order to(More)
Living organisms are found in the most unexpected places, including deep-sea vents at 100 degrees C and several hundred bars pressure, in hot springs. Needless to say, the proteins found in thermophilic species are much more stable than their mesophilic counterparts. There are no obvious reasons to say that one would be more stable than others. Even(More)
It is well known that protein crystallizability can be influenced by site-directed mutagenesis of residues on the molecular surface of proteins, indicating that the intermolecular interactions in crystal-packing regions may play a crucial role in the structural regularity at atomic resolution of protein crystals. Here, a systematic examination was made of(More)
Prediction of protein stability upon amino acid substitutions is an important problem in molecular biology and the solving of which would help for designing stable mutants. In this work, we have analyzed the stability of protein mutants using two different datasets of 1396 and 2204 mutants obtained from ProTherm database, respectively for free energy change(More)
The stability of thermophilic proteins has been viewed from different perspectives and there is yet no unified principle to understand this stability. It would be valuable to reveal the most important interactions for designing thermostable proteins for such applications as industrial protein engineering. In this work, we have systematically analyzed the(More)
Proteins belonging to the same class, having similar structures thus performing the same function are known to have different thermal stabilities depending on the source- thermophile or mesophile. The variation in thermo-stability has not been attributed to any unified factor yet and understanding this phenomenon is critically needed in several areas,(More)
Understanding the factors influencing the folding rate of proteins is a challenging problem. In this work, we have analyzed the role of non-covalent interactions for the folding rate of two-state proteins by free-energy approach. We have computed the free-energy terms, hydrophobic, electrostatic, hydrogen-bonding and van der Waals free energies. The(More)
Haemoglobin (Hb) is a respiratory pigment; it is a tetrameric protein that ferries oxygen from the lungs to tissues and transports carbon dioxide on the return journey. The oxygen affinity of haemoglobin is regulated by the concentration of oxygen surrounding it and several efforts have revealed the shapes of Hb in different states and with different(More)
It is axiomatic that efficient crystal production reflects upon the quality of structure. An empirical relation for mass proportions of two solvents in crystallization of Z-Tyr-Gly-OEt shows a linear relationship. The dipeptide crystallizes in orthorhombic space group P2 1 2 1 2 1, with cell parameters a=5.0680(1)Å, b=13.8650(1)Å and c=28.2630(1)Å, Z=4, D(More)