What use is a protein structure?
Part 3. Proteomics
3.7. Structural Proteomics
Published Online: 15 NOV 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
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Phillips, S. E. V. 2005. What use is a protein structure?. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics.
- Published Online: 15 NOV 2005
The revolution generated by the pioneering protein crystallographers in the second half of the twentieth century has created a huge database of known protein structures. These are increasingly being used to design new drugs and therapies, as well as provide novel engineered reagents for industrial processes. While the three-dimensional structures of proteins are often beautiful in themselves, our ability to use and manipulate them is becoming increasingly valuable.
- protein structure;
- drug design;
- protein engineering;
- protein stability;
- molecular disease