Analysis of electric moments of RNA-binding proteins: implications for mechanism and prediction

@inproceedings{Ahmad2010AnalysisOE,
  title={Analysis of electric moments of RNA-binding proteins: implications for mechanism and prediction},
  author={Shandar Ahmad and Akinori Sarai},
  booktitle={BMC Structural Biology},
  year={2010}
}
Protein-RNA interactions play important role in many biological processes such as gene regulation, replication, protein synthesis and virus assembly. Although many structures of various types of protein-RNA complexes have been determined, the mechanism of protein-RNA recognition remains elusive. We have earlier shown that the simplest electrostatic properties viz. charge, dipole and quadrupole moments, calculated from backbone atomic coordinates of proteins are biased relative to other proteins… CONTINUE READING