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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)
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)
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)
PDB-REPRDB is a database of representative protein chains from the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Started at the Real World Computing Partnership (RWCP) in August 1997, it developed to the present system of PDB-REPRDB. In April 2001, the system was moved to the Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and(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)
Recombinant protein technology is an important tool in many industrial and pharmacological applications. Although the success rate of obtaining soluble proteins is relatively low, knowledge of protein expression/solubility under 'standard' conditions may increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of proteomics studies. In this study, we conducted a(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)
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)