1. Ausiello G, Zanzoni A, Peluso D, Via A, Helmer-Citterich M
High-throughput exploration of functional residues in protein structures
Meeting: BITS 2005 - Year: 2005
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Topic: Structural Bioinformatics
Abstract: The detection of local similarities between protein structures may give insights for the identification of a common function. Different tools exist which try to elucidate the mechanisms connecting the similarity of local subsets of residues with the biological activity of whole proteins: i) databases of functionally annotated structures and ii) structural comparison algorithms. Both types of tools suffer from two major problems. The first is the low degree of integration among databases containing functional information. The second is the low or absent integration between existing methods for structural comparison and functional annotation resources.