Using coupling between residues based on evolutionary data for protein structure analysis

ערן איל (ביולוגיה חישובית, בי"ס לרפואה, אונ' פיטסבורג)
יום חמישי, 7.2.2008, 13:30
חדר 601, בניין טאוב למדעי המחשב

Multiple sequence alignments possess important information, not only about functionally and structurally important conserved regions, but also about coupling between residues. Recently we have developed a unique method to detect such coupling based on substitution matrices of residue pairs. I will describe the method and show how it performs at structural analysis tasks as contact prediction and discrimination of decoy sets. I will then show recent results that demonstrate how correlated mutations can be used to predict quaternary structures and to detect cooperatively between drug resistance mutations in HIV-1 protease. The relation between evolutionary coupling and protein dynamics, as calculated based on normal mode analysis, will be discussed.

Host: Yael Mandel-Gutfreund

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