We develop a rapid and efficient method for the comparison of protein local surface similarities using geometric invariants (fingerprints). By combining fast fingerprint comparison with explicit alignment, we successfully screen the entire Protein Data Bank for proteins that possess local surface similarities. Our method is independent of sequence and fold similarities, and has potential application to protein structure annotation and protein-protein interface design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16622-16626
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number39
StatePublished - Sep 29 2009

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