Protein structure prediction in genomics

Brief Bioinform. 2001 May;2(2):111-25. doi: 10.1093/bib/2.2.111.


As the number of completely sequenced genomes rapidly increases, including now the complete Human Genome sequence, the post-genomic problems of genome-scale protein structure determination and the issue of gene function identification become ever more pressing. In fact, these problems can be seen as interrelated in that experimentally determining or predicting or the structure of proteins encoded by genes of interest is one possible means to glean subtle hints as to the functions of these genes. The applicability of this approach to gene characterisation is reviewed, along with a brief survey of the reliability of large-scale protein structure prediction methods and the prospects for the development of new prediction methods.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology*
  • Genome, Human
  • Genomics*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Models, Molecular
  • Protein Folding
  • Proteins / chemistry*
  • Proteins / genetics*
  • Proteins / physiology


  • Proteins