Leri: A web-server for identifying protein functional networks from evolutionary couplings
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Information on the co-evolution of amino acid pairs in a protein can be used for endeavors such as protein engineering, mutation design, and structure prediction. Here we report a method that captures significant determinants of proteins using estimated co-evolution information to identify networks of residues, termed ”residue communities”, relevant to protein function. On the benchmark dataset (67 proteins with both catalytic and allosteric residues), the Pearson’s correlation between the identified residues in the communities at functional sites is 0.53, and it is higher than 0.8 by taking account of conserved residues derived from the method. On the endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria encounter structure complex, the results indicate three distinguishable residue communities that are relevant to functional roles in the protein family, suggesting that the residue communities could be general evolutionary signatures in proteins. Based on the method, we provide a webserver for the scientific community to explore the signatures in protein families, which establishes a powerful tool to analyze residue-level profiling for the discovery of functional sites and biological pathway identification. This web-server is freely available for non-commercial users at https://kornmann.bioch.ox.ac.uk/leri/services/ecs.html, neither login nor e-mail required. Show more
Journal / seriesComputational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
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SubjectResidue community; Evolutionary coupling analysis; Functional network; Leri
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