Identification of Ligand Binding Site and Protein-Protein Interaction Area

  • Irena Roterman-Konieczna

Part of the Focus on Structural Biology book series (FOSB, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Julie-Anne Chemelle, Emmmanuel Bettler, Christophe Combet, Raphaël Terreux, Christophe Geourjon, Gilbert Deléage
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mateusz Banach, Leszek Konieczny, Irena Roterman-Konieczna
    Pages 41-54
  4. Paweł Alejster, Mateusz Banach, Wiktor Jurkowski, Damian Marchewka, Irena Roterman-Konieczna
    Pages 55-86
  5. Damian Marchewka, Wiktor Jurkowski, Mateusz Banach, Irena Roterman-Konieczna
    Pages 105-133
  6. Adam S. Z. Belloum, Reginald Cushing, Spiros Koulouzis, Vladimir Korkhov, Dmitry Vasunin, Victor Guevara-Masis et al.
    Pages 135-159
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-167

About this book

Introduction

This volume presents a review of the latest numerical techniques used to identify ligand binding and protein complexation sites. It should be noted that there are many other theoretical studies devoted to predicting the activity of specific proteins and that useful protein data can be found in numerous databases. The aim of advanced computational techniques is to identify the active sites in specific proteins and moreover to suggest a generalized mechanism by which such protein-ligand (or protein-protein) interactions can be effected.

Developing such tools is not an easy task – it requires extensive expertise in the area of molecular biology as well as a firm grasp of numerical modeling methods. Thus, it is often viewed as a prime candidate for interdisciplinary research.

Keywords

bioinformatics ligand binding protein-protein complexation structure of proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Irena Roterman-Konieczna
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical College, Bioinformatics and TelemedicineJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5285-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5284-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5285-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-4853
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