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Protein & Peptide Letters


ISSN (Print): 0929-8665
ISSN (Online): 1875-5305

The Prediction of Hydrophobicity Gradients within Membrane Interactive Protein α-Helices Using a Novel Graphical Technique

Author(s): Frederick Harris, Sarah Dennison and David A Phoenix

Volume 13, Issue 6, 2006

Page: [595 - 600] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/092986606777145832

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Here, it is shown that amphiphilicity profiling based on the mean hydrophobic moment provides a simple visual guide for the identification of oblique orientated a-helices. The methodology has an efficiency of circa 70% and predicts that approximately 40% of transmembrane a-helices may possess these structures.

Keywords: Oblique orientated α-helix, hydrophobicity gradient, hydropathy plot analysis, hydrophobic moment, amphiphilic profiling, transmembrane protein

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