AGGRESCAN3D: Toward the Prediction of the Aggregation Propensities of Protein Structures

  • Jordi Pujols
  • Samuel Peña-Díaz
  • Salvador Ventura
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1762)


Protein aggregation is responsible for the onset and spread of many human diseases, ranging from neurodegenerative disorders to cancer and diabetes. Moreover, it is one of the major bottlenecks for the production of protein-based therapeutics such as antibodies or enzymes. AGGRESCAN3D (A3D) is a web server aimed to identify and evaluate structural aggregation prone regions, overcoming the limitations of sequence-based algorithms in the prediction of the aggregation propensity of globular proteins. A3D allows the redesign of protein solubility by predicting in silico the impact of mutations and protein conformational fluctuations on the aggregation of native polypeptides.

Key words

AGGRESCAN3D Bioinformatics 3D structure Protein aggregation Protein misfolding Protein production Protein solubility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordi Pujols
    • 1
    • 2
  • Samuel Peña-Díaz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Salvador Ventura
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Biotecnologia i BiomedicinaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Departament de Bioquímica i Biologia MolecularUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain

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