We've come out with a breakthrough paper in Science titled 'De novo design of protein homo-oligomers with modular hydrogen-bond network-mediated specificity'. This is an exciting and significant breakthrough for de novo protein design

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Message 83044 - Posted: 10 May 2016, 0:00:00 UTC

We've come out with a breakthrough paper in Science titled 'De novo design of protein homo-oligomers with modular hydrogen-bond network-mediated specificity'.

This is an exciting and significant breakthrough for de novo protein design. A particular challenge for current protein design methods has been the accurate design of polar binding sites or polar binding interfaces, both of which require hydrogen bonding interactions. Hydrogen bond networks are governed by complex physics and energetic coupling, that until now, could not be computed within the scope of design. The computational method described in this paper, HBNet, now provides a general method to accurately design in hydrogen bond networks. This new capacity should be useful in the design of new enzymes, proteins that bind small molecules, and polar protein interfaces. Thanks Rosetta@home community for your participation and help!

The PDF of this article can be found here https://www.bakerlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/680.full_.pdf. An article on this work was also published in Geekwire http://www.geekwire.com/2016/uw-researchers-add-new-twists-protein-designs.

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