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Structural analysis

Section edited by Lukasz Kurgan

This section incorporates all aspects of structural analysis including but not limited to: methods and applications for the analysis of biological structures, protein structural and biophysical analysis, and structure-based drug design.

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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Computational analysis of protein-protein interaction provided the crucial information to increase the binding affinity without a change in basic conformation. Several docking programs were used to predict the...

    Authors: Tanchanok Wisitponchai, Watshara Shoombuatong, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Kuntida Kitidee and Chatchai Tayapiwatana

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18:220

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    Signaling proteins such as protein kinases adopt a diverse array of conformations to respond to regulatory signals in signaling pathways. Perhaps the most fundamental conformational change of a kinase is the t...

    Authors: Daniel Ian McSkimming, Khaled Rasheed and Natarajan Kannan

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18:86

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  3. Content type: Software

    RNAs have been found to carry diverse functionalities in nature. Inferring the similarity between two given RNAs is a fundamental step to understand and interpret their functional relationship. The majority of...

    Authors: Ying Li, Xiaohu Shi, Yanchun Liang, Juan Xie, Yu Zhang and Qin Ma

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18:51

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Many critical biological processes are strongly related to protein-RNA interactions. Revealing the protein structure motifs for RNA-binding will provide valuable information for deciphering protein-RNA recogni...

    Authors: Zhi-Ping Liu, Shutang Liu, Ruitang Chen, Xiaopeng Huang and Ling-Yun Wu

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18:27

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) together with its cyclin E and A partners is a central regulator of cell growth and division. Deregulation of CDK2 activity is associated with diseases such as cancer. The ...

    Authors: Jinyu Li, Jörg Vervoorts, Paolo Carloni, Giulia Rossetti and Bernhard Lüscher

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18:15

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Protein quality assessment (QA) useful for ranking and selecting protein models has long been viewed as one of the major challenges for protein tertiary structure prediction. Especially, estimating the quality...

    Authors: Renzhi Cao, Debswapna Bhattacharya, Jie Hou and Jianlin Cheng

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:495

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Disulfide-rich peptides (DRPs) are found throughout nature. They are suitable scaffolds for drug development due to their small cores, whose disulfide bonds impart extraordinary chemical and biological stabili...

    Authors: David T. Barkan, Xiao-li Cheng, Herodion Celino, Tran T. Tran, Ashok Bhandari, Charles S. Craik, Andrej Sali and Mark L. Smythe

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:481

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  8. Content type: Software

    Development of automatable processes for clustering proteins into functionally relevant groups is a critical hurdle as an increasing number of sequences are deposited into databases. Experimental function dete...

    Authors: Janelle B. Leuthaeuser, John H. Morris, Angela F. Harper, Thomas E. Ferrin, Patricia C. Babbitt and Jacquelyn S. Fetrow

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:458

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  9. Content type: Software

    RNA inverse folding is the problem of finding one or more sequences that fold into a user-specified target structure s 0, i.e. whose minimum free energy secondary structure is identical...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Garcia-Martin, Amir H. Bayegan, Ivan Dotu and Peter Clote

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:424

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  10. Content type: Methodology Article

    Structural alignment of proteins is one of the most challenging problems in molecular biology. The tertiary structure of a protein strictly correlates with its function and computationally predicted structures...

    Authors: Maciej Antczak, Marta Kasprzak, Piotr Lukasiak and Jacek Blazewicz

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:383

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Sequence matching is extremely important for applications throughout biology, particularly for discovering information such as functional and evolutionary relationships, and also for discriminating between uni...

    Authors: Sumudu P. Leelananda, Andrzej Kloczkowski and Robert L. Jernigan

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:328

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Levan and levan-type fructo-oligosaccharides (LFOs) have various potential applications in pharmaceutical and food industries due to their beneficial properties such as their low intrinsic viscosity and high w...

    Authors: Pongsakorn Kanjanatanin, Rath Pichyangkura and Surasak Chunsrivirot

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:306

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Protein variability can now be studied by measuring high-resolution tolerance-to-substitution maps and fitness landscapes in saturated mutational libraries. But these rich and expensive datasets are typically ...

    Authors: Luciano A. Abriata, Christophe Bovigny and Matteo Dal Peraro

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:242

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:439

  14. Content type: Methodology article

    Cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) enables 3D imaging of macromolecular structures. Reconstructed cryo-ET images have a “missing wedge” of data loss due to limitations in rotation of the mounting stage. Most c...

    Authors: Sukantadev Bag, Michael B Prentice, Mingzhi Liang, Martin J Warren and Kingshuk Roy Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2016 17:234

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