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Computational Protein Design

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    Chapter 1 The Framework of Computational Protein Design.
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    Chapter 2 Achievements and Challenges in Computational Protein Design.
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    Chapter 3 Production of Computationally Designed Small Soluble- and Membrane-Proteins: Cloning, Expression, and Purification.
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    Chapter 4 Deterministic Search Methods for Computational Protein Design.
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    Chapter 5 Geometric Potentials for Computational Protein Sequence Design.
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    Chapter 6 Modeling Binding Affinity of Pathological Mutations for Computational Protein Design.
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    Chapter 7 Multistate Computational Protein Design with Backbone Ensembles.
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    Chapter 8 Integration of Molecular Dynamics Based Predictions into the Optimization of De Novo Protein Designs: Limitations and Benefits.
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    Chapter 9 Applications of Normal Mode Analysis Methods in Computational Protein Design.
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    Chapter 10 Computational Protein Design Under a Given Backbone Structure with the ABACUS Statistical Energy Function.
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    Chapter 11 Computational Protein Design Through Grafting and Stabilization.
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    Chapter 12 An Evolution-Based Approach to De Novo Protein Design.
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    Chapter 13 Parallel Computational Protein Design.
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    Chapter 14 Computational Protein Design
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    Chapter 15 OSPREY Predicts Resistance Mutations Using Positive and Negative Computational Protein Design.
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    Chapter 16 Evolution-Inspired Computational Design of Symmetric Proteins.
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    Chapter 17 A Protocol for the Design of Protein and Peptide Nanostructure Self-Assemblies Exploiting Synthetic Amino Acids.
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    Chapter 18 Probing Oligomerized Conformations of Defensin in the Membrane.
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    Chapter 19 Computational Design of Ligand Binding Proteins.
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    Chapter 20 EpiSweep: Computationally Driven Reengineering of Therapeutic Proteins to Reduce Immunogenicity While Maintaining Function.
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    Chapter 21 Computational Tools for Aiding Rational Antibody Design.
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    Chapter 22 Computational Design of Membrane Curvature-Sensing Peptides.
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    Chapter 23 Computational Tools for Allosteric Drug Discovery: Site Identification and Focus Library Design.
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Chapter title
An Evolution-Based Approach to De Novo Protein Design.
Chapter number 12
Book title
Computational Protein Design
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-6637-0_12
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Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-6635-6, 978-1-4939-6637-0
Authors

Jeffrey R. Brender, David Shultis, Naureen Aslam Khattak, Yang Zhang

Editors

Ilan Samish

Abstract

EvoDesign is a computational algorithm that allows the rapid creation of new protein sequences that are compatible with specific protein structures. As such, it can be used to optimize protein stability, to resculpt the protein surface to eliminate undesired protein-protein interactions, and to optimize protein-protein binding. A major distinguishing feature of EvoDesign in comparison to other protein design programs is the use of evolutionary information in the design process to guide the sequence search toward native-like sequences known to adopt structurally similar folds as the target. The observed frequencies of amino acids in specific positions in the structure in the form of structural profiles collected from proteins with similar folds and complexes with similar interfaces can implicitly capture many subtle effects that are essential for correct folding and protein-binding interactions. As a result of the inclusion of evolutionary information, the sequences designed by EvoDesign have native-like folding and binding properties not seen by other physics-based design methods. In this chapter, we describe how EvoDesign can be used to redesign proteins with a focus on the computational and experimental procedures that can be used to validate the designs.

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Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Professor 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 6 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 46%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 15%
Chemistry 2 8%
Engineering 1 4%
Unknown 7 27%