Ludwig Krippahl

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A new computationally efficient and automated "soft docking" algorithm is described to assist the prediction of the mode of binding between two proteins, using the three-dimensional structures of the unbound molecules. The method is implemented in a software package called BiGGER (Bimolecular Complex Generation with Global Evaluation and Ranking) and works(More)
In this paper, we propose a constraint-based approach to determining protein structures compatible with distance constraints obtained from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) data. We compare the performance of our proposed algorithm with DYANA ("Dynamics algorithm for NMR applications” [1]) an existing commercial application based on simulated annealing. For(More)
This article describes the method and results of our participation in the Critical Assessment of PRediction of Interactions (CAPRI) experiment, using the protein docking program BiGGER (Bimolecular complex Generation with Global Evaluation and Ranking) (Palma et al., Proteins 2000;39:372-384). Of five target complexes (CAPRI targets 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7), only(More)
In this paper we propose PSICO (Processing Structural Information with Constraint programming and Optimisation) as a constraint-based approach to determining protein structures compatible with distance constraints obtained from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) data. We compare the performance of our proposed algorithm with DYANA (“Dynamics algorithm for NMR(More)
The combination of docking algorithms with NMR data has been developed extensively for the studies of protein-ligand interactions. However, to extend this development for the studies of protein-protein interactions, the intermolecular NOE constraints, which are needed, are more difficult to access. In the present work, we describe a new approach that(More)
The proteolytic processing of bovine fibrinogen by MMP-2 (gelatinase A), which brings about the formation of a product unable to form fibrin clots, has been studied at 37 degrees C. Catalytic parameters, although showing a somewhat lower catalytic efficiency with respect to thrombin and plasmin, indeed display values indicating a pathophysiological(More)
Efficient biological electron transfer may require a fluid association of redox partners. Two noncrystallographic methods (a new molecular docking program and 1H NMR spectroscopy) have been used to study the electron transfer complex formed between the cytochrome c peroxidase (CCP) of Paracoccus denitrificans and cytochromes c. For the natural redox(More)
In this paper, we present an algorithm to propagate an n-ary constraint (with n greater than 2) specifying the relative positions of points in a three-dimensional rigid group. The variables to restrict are the positions (x, y, and z coordinates) of the points, and we assume the variable domains are cuboids, with the faces parallel to the coordinate axes.(More)