Computational Modelling of Protein Complex Structure and Assembly

Jonathan N Wells, L Therese Bergendahl, Joseph A Marsh

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Abstract

Sequence and structure space are nowadays sufficiently large that we can use computational methods to model the structure of proteins based on sequence similarity alone. Not only useful as a standalone tool, homology modelling has also had a transformative effect on the ease with which we can solve crystal structures and electron density maps. Another technique-molecular dynamics-aims to model protein structures from first principles and, thanks to increases in computational power, is slowly becoming a viable tool for studying protein complexes. Finally, the prediction of protein assembly pathways from three-dimensional structures of complexes is also now becoming possible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtein Complex Assembly
PublisherSpringer
Pages347-356
Number of pages10
Volume1764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

Name Methods in Molecular Biology

Keywords

  • Journal Article

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