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Propensity of Amino Acids in Loop Regions Connecting Beta-Strands

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The fact that loops assume important roles in molecular functions and biological recognition is well known. In this study the Propensity and the Relative entropy of amino-acids in loop structures connecting beta-strands are calculated. Results showed that Asn is the most frequently occurring amino-acid in loop regions connecting beta-strands, followed by Gly, Asp, Ser, and Thr. Results presented here can serve for modeling loop structures connecting beta-strands in proteins.
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Keywords: amino acid; loop; prediction; propensity; protein; relative entropy; secondary structure

Document Type: Review Article

Affiliations: National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran 14155-6343, Iran.

Publication date: 2005-05-01

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