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Protein-peptide interactions play a crucial role in a variety of cellular processes. The protein-peptide complex structure is a key to understand the mechanisms underlying protein-peptide interactions and is critical for peptide therapeutic development. We present a user-friendly protein-peptide docking server, MDockPeP. Starting from a peptide sequence and a protein receptor structure, the MDockPeP Server globally docks the all-atom, flexible peptide to the protein receptor. The produced modes are then evaluated with a statistical potential-based scoring function, ITScorePeP. This method was systematically validated using the peptiDB benchmarking database. At least one near-native peptide binding mode was ranked among top 10 (or top 500) in 59% (85%) of the bound cases, and in 40.6% (71.9%) of the challenging unbound cases. The server can be used for both protein-peptide complex structure prediction and initial-stage sampling of the protein-peptide binding modes for other docking or simulation methods. MDockPeP Server is freely available at http://zougrouptoolkit.missouri.edu/mdockpep. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Name: Journal of computational chemistry
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A computer simulation technique that is used to model the interaction between two molecules. Typically the docking simulation measures the interactions of a small molecule or ligand with a part of a larger molecule such as a protein.
The production of PEPTIDES or PROTEINS by the constituents of a living organism. The biosynthesis of proteins on RIBOSOMES following an RNA template is termed translation (TRANSLATION, GENETIC). There are other, non-ribosomal peptide biosynthesis (PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, NUCLEIC ACID-INDEPENDENT) mechanisms carried out by PEPTIDE SYNTHASES and PEPTIDYLTRANSFERASES. Further modifications of peptide chains yield functional peptide and protein molecules.
A process of GENETIC TRANSLATION whereby the formation of a peptide chain is started. It includes assembly of the RIBOSOME components, the MESSENGER RNA coding for the polypeptide to be made, INITIATOR TRNA, and PEPTIDE INITIATION FACTORS; and placement of the first amino acid in the peptide chain. The details and components of this process are unique for prokaryotic protein biosynthesis and eukaryotic protein biosynthesis.
A process that includes the determination of an amino acid sequence of a protein (or peptide, oligopeptide or peptide fragment) and the information analysis of the sequence.
Proteolytic enzymes that are involved in the conversion of protein precursors such as peptide prohormones into PEPTIDE HORMONES. Some are ENDOPEPTIDASES, some are EXOPEPTIDASES.
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