Sep 25, 2018

Protein-peptide docking using CABS-dock and contact information

Briefings in Bioinformatics
Maciej BlaszczykSebastian Kmiecik


CABS-dock is a computational method for protein-peptide molecular docking that does not require predefinition of the binding site. The peptide is treated as fully flexible, while the protein backbone undergoes small fluctuations and, optionally, large-scale rearrangements. Here, we present a specific CABS-dock protocol that enhances the docking procedure using fragmentary information about protein-peptide contacts. The contact information is used to narrow down the search for the binding peptide pose to the proximity of the binding site. We used information on a single-chosen and randomly chosen native protein-peptide contact to validate the protocol on the peptiDB benchmark. The contact information significantly improved CABS-dock performance. The protocol has been made available as a new feature of the CABS-dock web server (at CABS-dock is a tool for flexible docking of peptides to proteins. In this article, we present a protocol for CABS-dock docking driven by information about protein-peptide contact(s). Using information on individual protein-peptide contacts allows to improve the accuracy of CABS-dock docking.

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