Analysis of protein-ligand interactions using localized stereochemical features Conference Paper uri icon


  • Computational analyses of protein structure-function relationships have traditionally been based on sequence homology, fold family analysis and 3D motifs/templates. Previous structure-based approaches characterize and compare active sites based on global shape and electrostatic properties. But, these methodologies are unable to capture similarities between diverse active sites that span multiple fold families despite catalyzing the same reaction (convergent evolution). In this work, we extend previous feature-based analyses of active sites by defining a system of localized geometric and electrostatic descriptors that identify localized patterns of protein-ligand interactions. Singular Value Decomposition is used to identify linear combinations of features with maximum information content which are then used to compute the class conditional probability density distribution of active sites using kernel density estimation. We successfully tested our algorithm on a database that contained examples of adenine, citrate, nicotinamide, phosphate, pyridoxal and ri-bose binding proteins with over 75% accuracy.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, BIOCOMP 2008

author list (cited authors)

  • Pai, R., Sacchettini, J. C., & Ioerger, T. R.

complete list of authors

  • Pai, R||Sacchettini, JC||Ioerger, TR

editor list (cited editors)

  • Arabnia, H. R., Yang, M. Q., & Yang, J. Y.

publication date

  • December 2008