Questions tagged [proteins]

Questions relating to proteins, the chains of amino acids that form three-dimensional structures carrying important functions of life. Protein sequence, structure, similarity, domains, etc.

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protein secondary structure matching/comparison scoring

I want to compare two secondary structures of aligned proteins. I do not know exactly how to do it well. Example: ...
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Search for XL-MS datasets

I am looking for human cross-linking mass spec datasets, where the exact residues that were crosslinked are stated. Any format, say csv, ...
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Is there a modern alignment tool tailored for transmembrane regions?

I am looking for a project or tool that allows programmatic pairwise alignments of proteins but that takes care with transmembrane regions of proteins. TM regions are traditionally too information ...
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Is there any tool for fuzzy sequence matching?

Note: this question was also asked on biostars are you aware of any tool that is able to perform error-tolerant pattern-matching search on protein FASTA files? For example, I want to know, which ...
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AutoDock 4 -soft docking

How could I turn on/off the smooth potential in AutoDock4? I need to do two docking. The first one is soft docking with smooth potential and the second is re-docking without the smooth potential.
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What value of reference RMSD after docking simulation from any starting coordinate would be considered outrageous to have?

I need to lightly verify a set of docking simulations from the reference RMSD of the outputs, and as we all know reference RMSD depends on the initial coordinates of the ligand set. What value of ...
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From ensembl id to protein structure

Forgive me if this question is too trivial. I have a list of ~700 Ensembl ID. I need to extract the protein structures of each Ensembl id. How can I do this? Is there any script(python, R) so that ...
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how to Know the longest ORF in Protein?

I have a protein Seq. and I want to know how to Know the longest ORF in this Protein? and if there is any tutorial for this process ??
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How to obtain the standard gene name

I have a list of genes and proteins extracted from literature. How can I convert them into standard gene names.
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How to find common sequences among 6 multi-fasta files

I have 6 multi-fasta files, every of them contains ca 1500 sequences like that: ...
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Principle of TMT Tags in Multiplex Proteomics

I am new to proteomics research and analyzing mass-spec data. I am trying to learn more about the theory/principle of TMT tagging (a type of isobaric labeling) coupled with LC-MS/MS spectrometry. I ...
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Annotating conserved protein domains in bacterial assemblies

I understand the basic principles under which RPS-BLAST operates: search a protein (rpsblast) or nucleotide (rpstblastn) query ...
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How to predict protein binding to ligands?

I want to predict from protein sequence if the protein binds to metal, nuclear or small ligand. How can I do this ? Which features are relevant if I want to use them in a machine learning algorithm ?
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How can I predict if the binding site of a DNA-binding protein is located on the promoter sequence of a gene?

Is there any computational tool or any other method to predict if the binding site of DNA binding protein is actually located on a promoter sequence?
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Alternative splicing positions on protein

I have mass-spectrometry data (Human cellsanalyzed and annotated by MaxQuant). I want to find which peptides are covering positions of former splice junctions (on the mRNA sequence), based on protein ...
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How do i map subcellular localizations to lower the number of classes to predict

For a project, I want to predict the subcellular localization of some proteins. I am a student in software Informatics at the University of applied Science HEIG-VD. Subcellular localization ...
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Post docking evaluation

What to do after protein-ligand docking? Is there any necessary or enhancement step recommended after docking to validate the confirmation of highest score is the best? For your information, I am ...
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How to allow “half windows” in biopython?

I am using Biopython to examine protein sequences including the Kyte and Doolittle hydrophobicity. However, for short sequences, this returns an empty value; the value is not allowed if the window ...
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How to find the position-specific weight matrix (PSWM) for a list of genes having different sizes?

Wiki has the algorithm for finding position-specific weight matrix (PSWM) for a list of nucleotide sequences having an equal number of nucleotide. How do we find the PSSM for a list of nucleotide ...
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How to define TMH boundaries from structures in OPM at the sequence level

I am trying to find which are the transmembrane residues in a given structure. OPM uses PPI to orient TMPs in a membrane space. OPM looks to have the boudnaries at the atomistic level from their ...
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How to interpret amino acid representation

What is the difference between C383S and C383A? For C383S, does it mean Cysteine(C) position 383 in the sequence and its next amino acid connect to it is Serine(S)?
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Download program for ΔG for TM insertion

I am trying to calculate the ΔG of TM insertion for many protein sequences. Has anyone come across the source code or a programmatic version for the von Heijne ΔG for TM insertion? The web server is ...
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How do I perform a pathway related grouping of genes?

I have a list of gene names from the analysis of my mouse single seq data. I want to perform a simple grouping of the genes based on the pathways to which they belong or pathways through which they ...
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Database for proteome-wide predictions of protein structures

Accuracies of protein structure predictors have improved quite a lot in recent years. Algorithms such as Rosetta have gotten robust enough to predict structures of large number of proteins. However, I ...
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De novo motif discovery in protein sequences

I am trying to build a features matrix to be used for Random Forest based classification. I'd like to add, as features, short motifs which are common to all the protein sequences belonging to a ...
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Finding the conserved region of protein in a given set of Kingdom

We have to find the conserved region of proteins in a given set of kingdom and we have to give more weightage to distantly related organism. What approach I should take to solve this problem?
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API/website for blasting peptide sequence against database of all plant proteomes

I would like to blast a peptide sequence against all available plant proteome databases, i.e. a blastp metaproteome analysis. What tools are available? Which ...
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Searching for start and stop codons for protein sequencing of contigs

I need to convert contigs into their respective protein sequences given a reference genome (i.e. I need to take a substring, whose position is already known on the string, and I need to locate the ...
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How to calculate Gene Ontology terms in python

I am testing different Protein-Protein Interaction networks alignment tools. I observed that all alignment tools show some ...
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How to assign the best gap penalty and gap extension penalty using BLOSUM65

For an assignment I must do a pairwise optimal local alignment using BLOSUM65 and five protein sequences. The algorithm I want to use is the Smith-Waterman. Context protein sequencing using Blastp: ...
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How can the Autocovariances, autocorrelations, and autocorrelation coefficients be calculated from a Protein Amino Acid Sequence?

Given a normal protein sequence with the 20 standard amino acids, how can the 'Autocovariances', 'autocorrelations', and 'autocorrelation coefficients' of the sequence be calculated? What is meant by ...
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Extract certain fields using from GenBank file using Bash script

I need to extract certain lines from a GenBank file on Linux. Input file: ...
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How to get the product of a CDS

I need the name of the protein in /product="protein_name" using bash commands. Beware, there is a lot of whitespace between lines. ...
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Genomic coordinates of predicted binding pocket

I would like to know the genomic coordinates of a proteins ligand-binding pocket. For example, on this PDB page you can see that there is xray crystallography data for how CYP2C9 interacts with two ...
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How to calculate Moreau-Broto autocorrelation, Moran autocorrelation, Geary autocorrelation from protein (amino acid) sequences?

I want to code Moreau-Broto autocorrelation, Moran autocorrelation, Geary autocorrelation in Python 3.6 from the scratch for amino acid sequences without using any package. Unfortunately, I have not ...
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Which is the amino acids classification when analyzing the solvent accessibility of a protein?

I came across an article which has defined 3 categories: Buried [A, L, F, C, G, I, V, W], Exposed [ R, K, Q, E, N, D] and Intermediate [M, S, P, T, H, Y] when analyzing the solvent accessibility of a ...
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How to scale the size of heat map and row names font size?

I have an expression data matrix (120X15; 15 samples and 120 genes), my heatmap looks blurred and raw names (gene names) looks very small and can not read. How can I improve my scripts? Here is the ...
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What is the most efficient method to identify a protein that has undergone post-translational modifications by an enzyme?

I am in the process of conducting research on a wide array of proteins that are all post-translationally modified by the human enzyme GSK-3beta. What is the best to show (using peer-reviewed research ...
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Download proteomes from NCBI based only on binomial names

I'm trying to download around 2000 proteomes from NCBI, but all I have is the genus and species e.g: lophodermium_seditiosum trichoderma_harzianum Does anyone know ...
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Determining position of side chain hydrogen in glycine residues from coordinates of backbone atoms

I have a dataset of pdb-format protein structure decoys/models generated by tertiary structure prediction programs. Many of these are missing hydrogen atoms. Specifically, I'd like to determine the ...
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Label protein strucuture residues in Chimera

I have generated proteins structure of capsid protein of two strains of viruses. I have modeled them showing Columbic electrostatic potential. I have opened them in two separate windows for comparison....
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Automating download of results of Drug and Drug Target Mapping

The drug and drug target mapping tool shows the top 3 PDB IDs for each drug based on the drug target sequence similarity search and ligand id search. Is there a way to get all the PDB ids of the drug-...
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If I modify a PDB file with a specific mutation, how to minimize energy?

I have a series of proteins that are all phylogenetically related. Only one of this proteins is currently X-ray crystallized. Is it valid to modify the reference PDB file (I mean by hand) to match ...
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How to predict the distance between two residues in a protein sequence

I have some protein sequences and I need to predict the physical distance between each two residues in the protein when folded correctly in 3 dimensions; I need to predict this distances just by ...
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Protein expression units?

I'm starting for protein expression analysis. In gene expression, we have TPM, RPKM etc. However, all I can see for protein expression is: "High", "Medium", "Low" and "Not detected". https://www....
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Retrieval of genomic position by using biomaRt package

I have a list of several protein names, their primary gene name and their amino acid sequence (as extracted from the 'SEQRES' section in their corresponding PDB files). I'm looking for the genomic ...
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Installing Rostlab's PredictProtein

I am trying to install Rostlab's PredictProtein in a Virtual Machine as detailed here https://rostlab.org/owiki/index.php/How_to_Run_The_PredictProtein_Machine_Image_with_VirtualBox: Download ...
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Searching for protein motifs with MEME

I am trying to look for motifs in a set of proteins returned by a mass spec experiment using MEME. The experiment was carried out in the yeast Candida albicans. Does anyone know if it is worth ...
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Web scraping in R

I have ~130 gene names of different human proteins. I'm looking for a convenient and systematic way to locate each gene's location in the genome, extract its CDS sequence and find whether there are ...
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Comparing two multi-fasta files of the same set of proteins with parser - to find and count mutations after treatment

My task is to count the mutations occurred in several proteins after a treatment. The sequences are all present in the two files in the same order. I opened both files with the FASTA parser (...