Therese E. Malliavin

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UNLABELLED Modern structural genomics projects demand for integrated methods for the interpretation and storage of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data. Here we present version 2.1 of our program ARIA (Ambiguous Restraints for Iterative Assignment) for automated assignment of nuclear Overhauser enhancement (NOE) data and NMR structure calculation. We(More)
Edema Factor (EF) is a component of Bacillus anthracis toxin essential for virulence. Its adenylyl cyclase activity is induced by complexation with the ubiquitous eukaryotic cellular protein, calmodulin (CaM). EF and its complexes with CaM, nucleotides and/or ions, have been extensively characterized by X-ray crystallography. Those structural data allowed(More)
An approach to automatic prediction of the amino acid type from NMR chemical shift values of its nuclei is presented here, in the frame of a model to calculate the probability of an amino acid type given the set of chemical shifts. The method relies on systematic use of all chemical shift values contained in the BioMagResBank (BMRB). Two programs were(More)
The Molecular Distance Geometry Problem (MDGP) is the problem of finding the conformation of a molecule from inter-atomic distances. In some recent work, we proposed the interval Branch & Prune (iBP) algorithm for solving instances of the MDGP related to protein backbones. This algorithm is based on an artificial ordering given to the atoms of the protein(More)
The function of bio-macromolecules is determined by both their 3D structure and conformational dynamics. These molecules are inherently flexible systems displaying a broad range of dynamics on time-scales from picoseconds to seconds. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has emerged as the method of choice for studying both protein structure and(More)
Proteochemometrics (PCM) is an approach for bioactivity predictive modeling which models the relationship between protein and chemical information. Gaussian Processes (GP), based on Bayesian inference, provide the most objective estimation of the uncertainty of the predictions, thus permitting the evaluation of the applicability domain (AD) of the model.(More)
The determination of protein structures satisfying distance constraints is an important problem in structural biology. Whereas the most common method currently employed is simulated annealing, there have been other methods previously proposed in the literature. Most of them, however, are designed to find one solution only. In order to explore exhaustively(More)
The rampant increase of public bioactivity databases has fostered the development of computational chemogenomics methodologies to evaluate potential ligand-target interactions (polypharmacology) both in a qualitative and quantitative way. Bayesian target prediction algorithms predict the probability of an interaction between a compound and a panel of(More)
The VanA D-Ala:D-Lac ligase is a key enzyme in the emergence of high level resistance to vancomycin in Enterococcus species and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It catalyzes the formation of D-Ala-D-Lac instead of the vancomycin target, D-Ala-D-Ala, leading to the production of modified, low vancomycin binding affinity peptidoglycan precursors.(More)