Sara Cheek

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BACKGROUND A comprehensive update of the classification of all available kinases was carried out. This survey presents a complete global picture of this large functional class of proteins and confirms the soundness of our initial kinase classification scheme. RESULTS The new survey found the total number of kinase sequences in the protein database has(More)
Kinases are a ubiquitous group of enzymes that catalyze the phosphoryl transfer reaction from a phosphate donor (usually ATP) to a receptor substrate. Although all kinases catalyze essentially the same phosphoryl transfer reaction, they display remarkable diversity in their substrate specificity, structure, and the pathways in which they participate. In(More)
BACKGROUND Inference of remote homology between proteins is very challenging and remains a prerogative of an expert. Thus a significant drawback to the use of evolutionary-based protein structure classifications is the difficulty in assigning new proteins to unique positions in the classification scheme with automatic methods. To address this issue, we have(More)
Disulfide-rich domains are small protein domains whose global folds are stabilized primarily by the formation of disulfide bonds and, to a much lesser extent, by secondary structure and hydrophobic interactions. Disulfide-rich domains perform a wide variety of roles functioning as growth factors, toxins, enzyme inhibitors, hormones, pheromones, allergens,(More)
Using a recently developed program (SCOPmap) designed to automatically assign new protein structures to existing evolutionary-based classification schemes, we identify a evolutionarily conserved domain (EDD) common to three different folds: mannose transporter EIIA domain (EIIA-man), dihydroxyacetone kinase (Dak), and DegV. Several lines of evidence support(More)
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