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Protein Structure Prediction and Databases

  1. Francisco S Domingues,
  2. Thomas Lengauer,
  3. Ingolf Sommer

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006214



How to Cite

Domingues, F. S., Lengauer, T. and Sommer, I. 2006. Protein Structure Prediction and Databases. eLS. .

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  1. Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbr¨cken, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

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Three-dimensional structures of proteins are the key to their molecular function. Traditionally protein structures are determined by experiment. The large set of protein sequences that become available through genomics or proteomics activities calls for computer support of protein structure prediction. Today several databases complement the comparatively small set of protein structures measured by experiment with much larger sets of protein models generated by computer.


  • protein structure;
  • protein structure prediction;
  • protein structure databases;
  • structural genomics;
  • Swiss-model;