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Accurately Predicting Protein Docking


Biologists strive to predict the interactions among proteins, the molecules of life, leading to greater scientific understanding and more efficient drug discovery. This protein-protein complex was judged best in a recent CAPRI experiment, a comparative evaluation that encourages development of improved algorithms to predict how protein molecules will dock with each other. The structure shown is a blind test prediction using a molecular interaction program developed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego. The small dots show the degree of surface complementarity at the interface of the proteins as measured by the Fast Atomic Density Evaluation code, another SDSC-developed tool. Warmer colors are better.
Image courtesy of L. Ten Eyck, M. Hotchko, D. Law, E. Thompson, SDSC/UCSD; M. Pique, V. Roberts, The Scripps Research Institute.
Source: San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

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