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Identification of computational hot spots in protein interfaces: combining solvent accessibility and inter-residue potentials improves the accuracy

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2009-06-15
Tunçbağ, Nurcan
Gursoy, Attila
Keskin, Ozlem
Motivation: Hot spots are residues comprising only a small fraction of interfaces yet accounting for the majority of the binding energy. These residues are critical in understanding the principles of protein interactions. Experimental studies like alanine scanning mutagenesis require significant effort; therefore, there is a need for computational methods to predict hot spots in protein interfaces.