Chapter 23.1 Protein-fold classification

Crystallography of biological macromolecules

Second Online Edition (2012)

Part 23. Structural analysis and classification

  1. C. Orengo1,
  2. J. Thornton2

Published Online: 14 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000890

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Orengo, C. and Thornton, J. 2012. Protein-fold classification. International Tables for Crystallography. F:23:23.1:749–751.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biomolecular Structure and Modelling Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, England

  2. 2

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, England, and Department of Crystallography, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2012


The classification of protein folds is discussed.


  • protein domains;
  • protein structure classification;
  • SCOP;
  • CATH;
  • DALI;
  • VAST;