A novel fingerprint for the characterization of protein folds

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A novel fingerprint, defined without the use of distances, is introduced to characterize protein folds. It is of the form of binary matrices whose elements are defined by angles between the C=O direction, the backbone axis and the line connecting the α-carbons of the various residues. It is shown that matches in the fingerprint matrices correspond to low r.m.s.d.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-715
Number of pages3
JournalProtein Engineering
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Fold recognition
  • Molecular similarity
  • Protein fingerprint


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