PepComposer: computational design of peptides binding to a given protein surface

Agnieszka Obarska-Kosinska, Alfredo Iacoangeli, Rosalba Lepore, Anna Tramontano

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There is a wide interest in designing peptides able to bind to a specific region of a protein with the aim of interfering with a known interaction or as starting point for the design of inhibitors. Here we describe PepComposer, a new pipeline for the computational design of peptides binding to a given protein surface. PepComposer only requires the target protein structure and an approximate definition of the binding site as input. We first retrieve a set of peptide backbone scaffolds from monomeric proteins that harbor the same backbone arrangement as the binding site of the protein of interest. Next, we design optimal sequences for the identified peptide scaffolds.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W522-W528
Number of pages1
Issue numberW1
StatePublished - Apr 30 2016
Externally publishedYes

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