Simon C. Lovell

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Geometrical validation around the Calpha is described, with a new Cbeta measure and updated Ramachandran plot. Deviation of the observed Cbeta atom from ideal position provides a single measure encapsulating the major structure-validation information contained in bond angle distortions. Cbeta deviation is sensitive to incompatibilities between sidechain and(More)
Geometrical validation around the C is described, with a new C measure and updated Ramachandran plot. Deviation of the observedC atom from ideal position provides a single measure encapsulating the major structure-validation information contained in bond angle distortions. C deviation is sensitive to incompatibilities between sidechain and backbone caused(More)
All published rotamer libraries contain some rotamers that exhibit impossible internal atomic overlaps if built in ideal geometry with all hydrogen atoms. Removal of uncertain residues (mainly those with B-factors >/=40 or van der Waals overlaps >/=0.4 A) greatly improves the clustering of rotamer populations. Asn, Gln, or His side chains additionally(More)
Small-probe contact dot surface analysis, with all explicit hydrogen atoms added and their van der Waals contacts included, was used to choose between the two possible orientations for each of 1554 asparagine (Asn) and glutamine (Gln) side-chain amide groups in a dataset of 100 unrelated, high-quality protein crystal structures at 0.9 to 1.7 A resolution.(More)
Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADARs) catalyze the hydrolytic deamination of adenosine to inosine in double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) and thereby potentially alter the information content and structure of cellular RNAs. Notably, although the overwhelming majority of such editing events occur in transcripts derived from Alu repeat elements, the biological(More)
The technique of small-probe contact dot surfaces is described as a method for calculating and displaying the detailed atomic contacts inside or between molecules. It allows one both to measure and to visualize directly the goodness-of-fit of packing interactions. It requires both highly accurate structures and also the explicit inclusion of all hydrogen(More)
The leucine-rich repeat is a widespread structural motif of 20–30 amino acids with a characteristic repetitive sequence pattern rich in leucines. Leucine-rich repeat domains are built from tandems of two or more repeats and form curved solenoid structures that are particularly suitable for protein-protein interactions. Thousands of protein sequences(More)
We describe a novel method to generate ensembles of conformations of the main-chain atoms [N, C(alpha), C, O, Cbeta] for a sequence of amino acids within the context of a fixed protein framework. Each conformation satisfies fundamental stereo-chemical restraints such as idealized geometry, favorable phi/psi angles, and excluded volume. The ensembles include(More)
The availability of large-scale proteinprotein interaction data has led to the recent popularity of the study of protein interaction networks. Just as the enormous amount of available sequence data has made it possible to obtain an overview of the genome, it is hoped that interaction data will allow an analogous view of the interactome. However, we urge(More)