Recognition of protein complexation based on hydrophobicity distribution


The identification of the surface area able to generate the protein-protein complexation ligand and ion ligation is critical for the recognition of the biological function of particular proteins. The technique based on the analysis of the irregularity of hydrophobicity distribution is used as the criterion for the recognition of the interaction regions. Particularly, the exposure of hydrophobic residues on the surface of protein as well as the localization of the hydrophilic residues in the hydrophobic core is treated as potential area ready to interact with external molecules. The model based on the "fuzzy oil drop" approach treating the protein molecule as the drop of hydrophobicity concentrated in the central part of structure with the hydrophobicity close to zero on the surface according to 3-dimensional Gauss function. The comparison with the observed hydrophobicy in particular protein reveals some irregularities. These irregularities seem to represent the aim-oriented localization.

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@inproceedings{Banach2009RecognitionOP, title={Recognition of protein complexation based on hydrophobicity distribution}, author={Mateusz Banach and Irena Roterman}, booktitle={Bioinformation}, year={2009} }