Characterization of Antibody-Binding Sites on Proteins: Development of a Knowledgebase and Its Applications in Improving Epitope Prediction
Abstract:Immunoinformatics provides tools for reverse vaccinology and encompasses development of knowledge bases and algorithms for prediction of epitopes. AgAbDb, a database archiving molecular interactions of antigen-antibody cocrystal structures, has been developed (http://188.8.131.52:8080/agabdb2/). Analyses of antibody-binding sites on proteins helped to fine-tune the parameters for prediction of sequential and conformational B-cell epitopes.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-06-01
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