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Protein predictions

Predicting the three-dimensional structure of a protein from its amino-acid sequence is a dauntingly complex task. But with colossal computer power and knowledge of other structures, it can be done.

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Figure 1: Model test.

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Dodson, E. Protein predictions. Nature 450, 176–177 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05990

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