versão impressa ISSN 0100-4042
SANTOS FILHO, Osvaldo Andrade e ALENCASTRO, Ricardo Bicca de. Protein homology modeling. Quím. Nova [online]. 2003, vol.26, n.2, pp. 253-259. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422003000200019.
Modeling methods to derive 3D-structure of proteins have been recently developed. Protein homology-modeling, also known as comparative protein modeling, is nowadays the most accurate protein modeling method. This technique can produce useful models for about an order of magnitude more protein sequences than there have been structures determined by experiment in the same amount of time. All current protein homology-modeling methods consist of four sequential steps: fold assignment and template selection, template-target alignment, model building, and model evaluation. In this paper we discuss in some detail the protein-homology paradigm, its predictive power and its limitations.
Palavras-chave : protein structure prediction; homology modeling; structural biology.