The Anatomy & Taxonomy of Protein Structure The Anatomy & Taxonomy of Protein Structure

The Anatomy and Taxonomy of Protein Structure

Jane S. Richardson1

Department of Anatomy [now Department of Biochemistry]
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina2

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Protein Anatomy . .

  1. Background . .
    1. Introduction . .
    2. Amino Acids and Backbone Conformation . .
    3. Levels of Error . .
  2. Basic Elements of Protein Structure . .
    1. Helices . .
    2. β Structure . .
    3. Tight Turns . .
    4. Bulges . .
    5. Disulfides . .
    6. Other Nonrepetitive Structure . .
    7. Disordered Structure . .
    8. Water . .
    9. Subunits and Domains . .

Protein Taxonomy . .

  1. Classification of Proteins by Patterns of Tertiary Structure . .
    1. Summary of the Classification System . .
      1. Principles and Methods . .
      2. Outline of the Taxonomy . .
      3. Schematic Drawings of the Protein Domains by Structure Type . .
      4. Index of Proteins . .
    2. Antiparallel α Domains . .
    3. Parallel α/β Domains . .
    4. Antiparallel β Domains . .
    5. Small Disulfide-Rich or Metal-Rich Domains . .
  2. Discussion . .
    1. Implications for Noncrystallographic Determination of Protein Structure . .
    2. Implications for Protein Evolution . .
    3. Implications for Protein Folding . .

Acknowledgments . .

References . .

[ Index ] . .