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Authors: Brüne, Daniel
Andrade, Miguel
Mier, Pablo
Title: Proteome-wide comparison between the amino acid composition of domains and linkers
Online publication date: 23-Jan-2019
Year of first publication: 2018
Language: english
Abstract: Objective Amino acid composition is a sequence feature that has been extensively used to characterize proteomes of many species and protein families. Yet the analysis of amino acid composition of protein domains and the linkers connecting them has received less attention. Here, we perform both a comprehensive full-proteome amino acid composition analysis and a similar analysis focusing on domains and linkers, to uncover domain- or linker-specific differential amino acid usage patterns. Results The amino acid composition in the 38 proteomes studied showcase the greater variability found in archaea and bacteria species compared to eukaryotes. When focusing on domains and linkers, we describe the preferential use of polar residues in linkers and hydrophobic residues in domains. To let any user perform this analysis on a given domain (or set of them), we developed a dedicated R script called RACCOON, which can be easily used and can provide interesting insights into the compositional differences between a domain and its surrounding linkers.
DDC: 570 Biowissenschaften
570 Life sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 10 Biologie
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: BMC Research Notes
Pages or article number: Art. 117
Publisher: BioMed Central
Publisher place: London
Issue date: 2018
ISSN: 1756-0500
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Publisher DOI: 10.1186/s13104-018-3221-0
Annotation: Andrade, Miguel veröffentlicht unter: Andrade-Navarro, Miguel A.
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