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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Introducing Predict @proteommetal: A tool for prediction of Metal binding domains in Proteins

"Predict @proteommetal" tool is an informative tool designed to find metal binding sites in proteins structures as well as sequences. It can predict metal binding sites for 16 metals (Cu, Ca, Al, Mo, Ni, Fe Na, K, La, Zn, Mg, Mn, Hg, Cd, Co and Pb) on the basis of coordinating residues specific to the metal.

The information of coordinating residues was gathered in a database. The database was formed on the basis of the binding affinity of metal towards the coordinating residues. At the heart of the tool, effective perl programs had been combined with rich php interface.

This may be used as a platform for the identification and characterization of metal binding site(s) which will further contribute towards a better understanding and evaluation of various facets of contemporary life science areas like protein engineering, epidemiology, evolutionary studies etc. Importantly, In a very less time.

URL: http://www.bitmesra.ac.in/proteommetal/home.php

Contact Person: Shankaracharya, medhavi mallick and A. S. Vidyarthi (shankaracharya@bitmesra.ac.in)