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    Protein function prediction from structure in structural genomics and its contribution to the study of health and disease

    Watson, J.D. and Thornton, Janet M. (2009) Protein function prediction from structure in structural genomics and its contribution to the study of health and disease. In: Sussman, J.L. and Spadon, P. (eds.) From Molecules to Medicines: Structure of Biological Macromolecules and Its Relevance in Combating New Diseases and Bioterrorism. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 201-215. ISBN 9789048123384.

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    Abstract

    The various structural genomics projects throughout the globe have developed high-throughput protein structure determination pipelines which have been responsible for the deposition of a vast number of protein structures. As a consequence of the need for rapid data release and their target selection strategy, these projects have deposited a large number of proteins with little or no functional information. As the experimental characterization of protein function is expensive and time consuming, the bio-informatics community was prompted to address the problem of protein function prediction from sequence and structure. Over the years many methods have been developed and show varying degrees of success. Here we will discuss the main types of approach, the problems faced and, with examples from the Midwest Center for Structural Genomics (MCSG), illustrate how these structures and the techniques developed can have a significant impact on the study of health and disease.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Structural genomics, protein structure, function prediction, health and disease
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Biological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2010 14:09
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:17
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/994

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