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Structural Predictions and Modeling

  1. Martin Norin

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005732



How to Cite

Norin, M. 2006. Structural Predictions and Modeling. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Biovitrum AB, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


Computer models form the basis for the predictions of the molecular three-dimensional structures of polypeptides – the proteins. The different models all use the polypeptide amino acid sequence as the starting point for the prediction.


  • protein structure;
  • prediction;
  • fold recognition;
  • ab initio;
  • protein function