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We have developed a web server (ProteinDBS) for the life science community to search for similar protein tertiary structures in real time. This system applies computer visualization techniques to extract the predominant visual patterns encoded in two-dimensional distance matrices generated from the three-dimensional coordinates of protein chains. When(More)
Indexing protein structures has been shown to provide a scalable solution for structure-to-structure comparisons in large protein structure retrieval systems. To conduct similarity searches against 46,075 polypeptide chains in a database with real-time responses, two critical issues must be addressed, information extraction and suitable indexing. In this(More)
Domain experts manually construct the Structural Classification of Protein (SCOP) database to categorize and compare protein structures. Even though using the SCOP database is believed to be more reliable than classification results from other methods, it is labor intensive. To mimic human classification processes, we develop an automatic SCOP fold(More)
MOTIVATION To investigate structure-function relationships, life sciences researchers usually retrieve and classify proteins with similar substructures into the same fold. A manually constructed database, SCOP, is believed to be highly accurate; however, it is labor intensive. Another known method, DALI, is also precise but computationally expensive. We(More)
Protein tertiary structures are known to have significant correlations with their biological functions. To understand the information of the protein structures, Structural Classification of Protein (SCOP) Database, which is manually constructed by human experts, classifies similar protein folds in the same domain hierarchy. Even though this approach is(More)
ProteinDBS v2.0 is a web server designed for efficient and accurate comparisons and searches of structurally similar proteins from a large-scale database. It provides two comparison methods, global-to-global and local-to-local, to facilitate the searches of protein structures or substructures. ProteinDBS v2.0 applies advanced feature extraction algorithms(More)
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