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LacI/GalR transcription regulators have extensive, non-conserved interfaces between their regulatory domains and the 18 amino acids that serve as 'linkers' to their DNA-binding domains. These non-conserved interfaces might contribute to functional differences between paralogs. Previously, two chimeras created by domain recombination displayed novel(More)
UNLABELLED To aid detailed comparison of a large number of macromolecular structures, Resmap imports Protein Data Bank files and represents subunit/domain interfaces as two-dimensional networks. AVAILABILITY SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Default definitions and directions for graphically managing networks are(More)
The explosion of protein sequences deduced from genetic code has led to both a problem and a potential resource: Efficient data use requires interpreting the functional impact of sequence change without experimentally characterizing each protein variant. Several groups have hypothesized that interpretation could be aided by analyzing the sequences of(More)
In prokaryotes, the construction of synthetic, multi-input promoters is constrained by the number of transcription factors that can simultaneously regulate a single promoter. This fundamental engineering constraint is an obstacle to synthetic biologists because it limits the computational capacity of engineered gene circuits. Here, we demonstrate that(More)
The millions of protein sequences generated by genomics are expected to transform protein engineering and personalized medicine. To achieve these goals, tools for predicting outcomes of amino acid changes must be improved. Currently, advances are hampered by insufficient experimental data about nonconserved amino acid positions. Since the property(More)
Protein families might evolve paralogous functions on their common tertiary scaffold in two ways. First, the locations of functionally-important sites might be "hard-wired" into the structure, with novel functions evolved by altering the amino acid (e.g. Ala vs Ser) at these positions. Alternatively, the tertiary scaffold might be adaptable, accommodating a(More)
As proteins evolve, amino acid positions key to protein structure or function are subject to mutational constraints. These positions can be detected by analyzing sequence families for amino acid conservation or for coevolution between pairs of positions. Coevolutionary scores are usually rank-ordered and thresholded to reveal the top pairwise scores, but(More)
Many computational approaches exist for predicting the effects of amino acid substitutions. Here, we considered whether the protein sequence position class - rheostat or toggle - affects these predictions. The classes are defined as follows: experimentally evaluated effects of amino acid substitutions at toggle positions are binary, while rheostat positions(More)
The AlloRep database ( (Sousa et al., 2016) [1] compiles extensive sequence, mutagenesis, and structural information for the LacI/GalR family of transcription regulators. Sequence alignments are presented for >3000 proteins in 45 paralog subfamilies and as a subsampled alignment of the whole family. Phenotypic and biochemical data on almost(More)
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