Shorter side chains optimize helix-helix packing.


A systematic study of helix-helix packing in a comprehensive database of protein structures revealed that the side chains inside helix-helix interfaces on average are shorter than those in the noninterface parts of the helices. The study follows our earlier study of this effect in transmembrane helices. The results obtained on the entire database of protein… (More)

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@article{Jiang2004ShorterSC, title={Shorter side chains optimize helix-helix packing.}, author={Sulin Jiang and Ilya A. Vakser}, journal={Protein science : a publication of the Protein Society}, year={2004}, volume={13 5}, pages={1426-9} }