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MOTIVATION Recent experimental and theoretical studies have revealed several proteins containing sequence segments that are unfolded under physiological conditions. These segments are called disordered regions. They are actively investigated because of their possible involvement in various biological processes, such as cell signaling, transcriptional and(More)
PDB-REPRDB is a database of representative protein chains from the Protein Data Bank (PDB). The previous version of PDB-REPRDB provided 48 representative sets, whose similarity criteria were predetermined, on the WWW. The current version is designed so that the user may obtain a quick selection of representative chains from PDB. The selection of(More)
UNLABELLED Protein disorder is characterized by a lack of a stable 3D structure, and is considered to be involved in a number of important protein functions such as regulatory and signalling events. We developed a web application, the POODLE-S, which predicts the disordered region from amino acid sequences by using physicochemical features and reduced amino(More)
BACKGROUND Predicting intrinsically disordered proteins is important in structural biology because they are thought to carry out various cellular functions even though they have no stable three-dimensional structure. We know the structures of far more ordered proteins than disordered proteins. The structural distribution of proteins in nature can therefore(More)
BACKGROUND Structural flexibility is an important characteristic of proteins because it is often associated with their function. The movement of a polypeptide segment in a protein can be broken down into two types of motions: internal and external ones. The former is deformation of the segment itself, but the latter involves only rotational and(More)
Protein information analysis is widely regarded as a key technology in drug design, macromolec-ular engineering, and understanding genome sequences. Because vast amount of calculations are required, further speed-up for protein information analysis is very much in demand. We h a ve implemented the PAPIA (PArallel Protein Information Analysis) system on the(More)
Web services have become a key technology for bioinformatics, since life science databases are globally decentralized and the exponential increase in the amount of available data demands for efficient systems without the need to transfer entire databases for every step of an analysis. However, various incompatibilities among database resources and analysis(More)
Molecular recognition features (MoRFs) are short binding regions located in longer intrinsically disordered protein regions. Although these short regions lack a stable structure in the natural state, they readily undergo disorder-to-order transitions upon binding to their partner molecules. MoRFs play critical roles in the molecular interaction network of a(More)