SOLart: a structure-based method to predict protein solubility and aggregation.

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Summary of "SOLart: a structure-based method to predict protein solubility and aggregation."

The solubility of a protein is often decisive for its proper functioning. Lack of solubility is a major bottleneck in high-throughput structural genomic studies and in high-concentration protein production, and the formation of protein aggregates causes a wide variety of diseases. Since solubility measurements are time-consuming and expensive, there is a strong need for solubility prediction tools.


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Name: Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)
ISSN: 1367-4811


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