Protein Software

Cornelius Krasel krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de
Thu Jul 4 10:25:35 EST 1996


Wenjin Yu (wyu at uoguelph.ca) wrote:
> 	I'm wondering if there is a software which can determine and make 
> graphics of 3D structure of a protein based on its amino acid sequence.  

It's not except if your protein of interest has considerable homology
to another protein the structure of which is known. Find out by
running BLAST or FASTA of your protein sequence against the NRL_3D
database.

Universal software of the kind you mention above would mean solving
the protein folding problem -- one of the greatest riddles in molecular
biology/biochemistry nowadays.

--Cornelius.

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