Protein Structure Classification
Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
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Pearl, F. M., Orengo, C. A. and Thornton, J. M. 2007. Protein Structure Classification. eLS. .
- Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
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To understand and map the universe of protein structures, it is necessary to collate, annotate and classify these structures in a rational scheme. The different approaches that have been taken to tackle this problem include the identification of protein domains, phylogenetic and phenetic classification and hierarchical and nearest-neighbour clustering. Powerful new sequence searching methods enable structural assignments to be allocated to genomic data.
- protein structure classification;
- common folds;
- protein architecture;
- structural comparison;