Rakefet Rosenfeld

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We describe, test, and apply a new computational algorithm for generating protein loop conformations subject to distance and secondary structure constraints. The algorithm is based upon initial scaling and subsequent relaxation of covalent bond lengths. The scaling-relaxation procedure needs no additional energy terms and can be readily incorporated into(More)
Glycosylation is the most versatile and one of the most abundant protein modifications. It has a structural role as well as diverse functional roles in many specific biological functions, including cancer development, viral and bacterial infections, and autoimmunity. The diverse roles of glycosylation in biological processes are rapidly growing areas of(More)
CGβ subunits comprise a unique carboxyl-terminal peptide (CTP) that has multiple O-linked glycans and extends serum half-life of the protein. It has evolved by incorporating a previously untranslated region of the LHβ gene into the reading frame. Although CTP-like sequences are encrypted in the LHβ genes of several mammals, the CGβ subunit developed only in(More)
We present a new algorithm for identifying molecules that display a pharmacophore, or in general a structural motif, by efficiently constructing and screening huge virtual combinatorial libraries of diverse compounds. The uniqueness of this algorithm is its ability to build and screen libraries of ca. 10(18) 3D molecular conformations within a reasonable(More)
Cultured bone marrow stromal cells create an in vitro milieu supportive of long-term hemopoiesis and serve as a source for multipotent mesenchymal progenitor cells defined by their ability to differentiate into a variety of mesodermal derivatives. This study aims to examine whether the capacity to support myelopoiesis is coupled with the multipotency. Our(More)
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