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UNLABELLED The PLATINUM (Protein-Ligand ATtractions Investigation NUMerically) web service is designed for analysis and visualization of hydrophobic/hydrophilic properties of biomolecules supplied as 3D-structures. Furthermore, PLATINUM provides a number of tools for quantitative characterization of the hydrophobic/hydrophilic match in biomolecular(More)
SUMMARY Here we present PREDDIMER, a web tool for prediction of dimer structure of transmembrane (TM) helices. PREDDIMER allows (i) reconstruction of a number of dimer structures for given sequence(s) of TM protein fragments, (ii) ranking and filtering of predicted structures according to respective values of a scoring function, (iii) visualization of(More)
The major representatives of Elapidae snake venom, cytotoxins (CTs), share similar three-fingered fold and exert diverse range of biological activities against various cell types. CT-induced cell death starts from the membrane recognition process, whose molecular details remain unclear. It is known, however, that the presence of anionic lipids in cell(More)
Zervamicin IIB is a 16-amino acid peptaibol that forms voltage-dependent ion channels with multilevel conductance states in planar lipid bilayers and vesicular systems. The spatial structure of zervamicin IIB bound to dodecylphosphocholine micelles was studied by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The set of 20 structures obtained has a bent helical(More)
Molecular surfaces are the key players in biomolecular recognition and interactions. Nowadays, it is trivial to visualize a molecular surface and surface-distributed properties in three-dimensional space. However, such a representation trends to be biased and ambiguous in case of thorough analysis. We present a new method to create 2D spherical projection(More)
Structure activity relationships were investigated for membrane-lytic peptides (MLP) Ltc1 and Ltc2a from the latarcin family. The peptides were studied via long-term molecular dynamics (MD) simulations in different membrane environments (detergent micelles, mixed lipid bilayers mimiking eukaryotic and bacterial membranes). The calculated structure of Ltc2a(More)
Most standard molecular docking algorithms take into account only ligand flexibility, while numerous studies demonstrate that receptor flexibility may be also important. While some efficient methods have been proposed to take into account local flexibility of protein side chains, the influence of large-scale domain motions on the docking results still(More)
INTRODuCTION the biological function of proteins is closely connected to interactions with their ligands and substrates. Proteins acting as receptors and enzymes bind these small molecules. Knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of protein-ligand interactions, particularly in the spatial structure of the protein -ligand complex, is a prerequisite for(More)
Phosphorylation of histidine-containing proteins is a key step in the mechanism of many phosphate transfer enzymes (kinases, phosphatases) and is the first stage in a wide variety of signal transduction cascades in bacteria, yeast, higher plants, and mammals. Studies of structural and dynamical aspects of such enzymes in the phosphorylated intermediate(More)
To gain success in the evolutionary "arms race," venomous animals such as scorpions produce diverse neurotoxins selected to hit targets in the nervous system of prey. Scorpion α-toxins affect insect and/or mammalian voltage-gated sodium channels (Na(v)s) and thereby modify the excitability of muscle and nerve cells. Although more than 100 α-toxins are known(More)