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ProtDataTherm: A database for thermostability analysis and engineering of proteins.

  • Author(s): Pezeshgi Modarres, H
  • Mofrad, MR
  • Sanati-Nezhad, A
  • et al.
Abstract

Protein thermostability engineering is a powerful tool to improve resistance of proteins against high temperatures and thereafter broaden their applications. For efficient protein thermostability engineering, different thermostability-classified data sources including sequences and 3D structures are needed for different protein families. However, no data source is available providing such data easily. It is the first release of ProtDataTherm database for analysis and engineering of protein thermostability which contains more than 14 million protein sequences categorized based on their thermal stability and protein family. This database contains data needed for better understanding protein thermostability and stability engineering. Providing categorized protein sequences and structures as psychrophilic, mesophilic and thermophilic makes this database useful for the development of new tools in protein stability prediction. This database is available at http://profiles.bs.ipm.ir/softwares/protdatatherm. As a proof of concept, the thermostability that improves mutations were suggested for one sample protein belonging to one of protein families with more than 20 mesophilic and thermophilic sequences and with known experimentally measured ΔT of mutations available within ProTherm database.

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