Protein Tertiary Structure Prediction using Data mining Techniques
Pages : 2070-2074
Proteins are essential part of our life and participate in virtually every process within a cell. The understanding of protein structures is vital to determine the function of a protein. Protein structure prediction (PSP) from amino acid sequence is one of the high focus problems in bioinformatics today. This is due to the fact that the biological function of the protein is determined by its three dimensional structure. Thus, protein structure prediction is a fundamental area of computational biology. Its importance is intensed by large amounts of sequence data coming from PDB (Protein Data Bank) and the fact that experimentally methods such as X-ray crystallography or Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)which are used to determining protein structures remains very expensive and time consuming. In this paper computational methods for PSP is discussed and results are taken along with the help of parallel processing server.
Keywords: Proteins,Protein structure prediction, Computational methods used in PSP,Parallel Processing.
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.3,No.5(Dec- 2013)