PROSESS: a protein structure evaluation suite and serverucleic Acids Research, 38(Suppl

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  • PROSESS (PROtein Structure Evaluation Suite and Server) is a web server designed to evaluate and validate protein structures generated by X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy or computational modeling. While many structure evaluation packages have been developed over the past 20 years, PROSESS is unique in its comprehensiveness, its capacity to evaluate X-ray, NMR and predicted structures as well as its ability to evaluate a variety of experimental NMR data. PROSESS integrates a variety of previously developed, well-known and thoroughly tested methods to evaluate both global and residue specific: (i) covalent and geometric quality; (ii) non-bonded/packing quality; (iii) torsion angle quality; (iv) chemical shift quality and (v) NOE quality. In particular, PROSESS uses VADAR for coordinate, packing, H-bond, secondary structure and geometric analysis, GeNMR for calculating folding, threading and solvent energetics, ShiftX for calculating chemical shift correlations, RCI for correlating structure mobility to chemical shift and PREDITOR for calculating torsion angle-chemical shifts agreement. PROSESS also incorporates several other programs including MolProbity to assess atomic clashes, Xplor-NIH to identify and quantify NOE restraint violations and NAMD to assess structure energetics. PROSESS produces detailed tables, explanations, structural images and graphs that summarize the results and compare them to values observed in high-quality or high-resolution protein structures. Using a simplified red–amber–green coloring scheme PROSESS also alerts users about both general and residue-specific structural problems. PROSESS is intended to serve as a tool that can be used by structure biologists as well as database curators to assess and validate newly determined protein structures. PROSESS is freely available at http://www.prosess.ca.

  • Date created
    2010
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    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3BZ61N8P
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    Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 International
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    • Berjanskii, Mark, Liang, Yongjie, Zhou, Jianjun, Tang, Peter, Stothard, Paul, Zhou, You, Cruz, Joseph, MacDonell, Cam, Lin, Gouhui, Lu, Paul, & Wishart, David S. (2010). PROSESS: a protein structure evaluation suite and server. Nucleic Acids Research, 38(Suppl. 2), W633-W640. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkq375
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    https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkq375