Segmenting motifs in protein-protein interface surfaces


Journal Article

Protein-protein interactions form the basis for many intercellular events. In this paper we develop a tool for understanding the structure of these interactions. Specifically, we define a method for identifying a set of structural motifs on protein-protein interface surface. These motifs are secondary structures, akin to α-helices and β-sheets in protein structure; they describe how multiple residues form knob-into hole features across the interface. These motifs are generated entirely from geometric properties and are easily annotated with additional biological data. We point to the use of these motifs in analyzing hotspot residues. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Phillips, JM; Rudolph, J; Agarwal, PK

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4175 LNBI /

Start / End Page

  • 207 - 218

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1611-3349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0302-9743

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/11851561_20

Citation Source

  • Scopus