This atlas depicts how amino acid side-chains pack against one another within the known protein structures. This packing, which is governed by the interactions between the 20 different types of side-chains, determines the structure, function, and stability of proteins.
The atlas is based on the printed atlas of Singh & Thornton (1992). It presents all 400 possible pairwise interactions between the 20 side-chains. Also given are the sidechain distributions around the four DNA bases as observed in DNA-binding proteins.
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Summary by 何莉 on 2003-11-04
Last updated by 何莉 on 2003-11-04