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Relationships among amino acids determine stability and function and are also constrained by evolutionary history. We develop a probabilistic hypergraph model of residue relationships that generalizes traditional pairwise contact potentials to account for the statistics of multi-residue interactions. Using this model, we detected non-random associations in(More)
Emerging high-throughput techniques for the characterization of protein and protein-complex structures yield noisy data with sparse information content, placing a significant burden on computation to properly interpret the experimental data. One such technique uses cross-linking (chemical or by cysteine oxidation) to confirm or select among proposed(More)
Protein engineering by site-directed recombination seeks to develop proteins with new or improved function, by accumulating multiple mutations from a set of homologous parent proteins. A library of hybrid proteins is created by recombining the parent proteins at specified breakpoint locations; subsequent screening/selection identifies hybrids with desirable(More)
Site-directed mutagenesis affects protein stability in a manner dependent on the local structural environment of the mutated residue; e.g., a hydrophobic to polar substitution would behave differently in the core vs. on the surface of the protein. Thus site-directed mutagenesis followed by stability measurement enables evaluation of and selection among(More)
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