Bringing folding pathways into strand pairing prediction

Jieun K. Jeong, Piotr Berman, Teresa M. Przytycka

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    The topology of β-sheets is defined by the pattern of hydrogen-bonded strand pairing. Therefore, predicting hydrogen bonded strand partners is a fundamental step towards predicting β-sheet topology. In this work we report a new strand pairing algorithm. Our algorithm attempts to mimic elements of the folding process. Namely, in addition to ensuring that the predicted hydrogen bonded strand pairs satisfy basic global consistency constraints, it takes into account hypothetical folding pathways. Consistently with this view, introducing hydrogen bonds between a pair of strands changes the probabilities of forming other strand pairs. We demonstrate that this approach provides an improvement over previously proposed algorithms.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAlgorithms in Bioinformatics - 7th International Workshop, WABI 2007, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9783540741251
    StatePublished - 2007
    Event7th International Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics, WABI 2007 - PhiIadelphia, PA, United States
    Duration: Sep 8 2007Sep 9 2007

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume4645 LNBI
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Other7th International Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics, WABI 2007
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityPhiIadelphia, PA

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science


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