Is five percent too small? Analysis of the overlaps between disorder, coiled coil and collagen predictions in complete proteomes

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Abstract

Identification of intrinsic disorder in proteins and proteomes has revealed important novel aspects of protein function and interactions. However, it has been pointed out that several oligomeric fibrillar protein motifs such as coiled coils and collagen triple helical segments can also identified as intrinsically disordered. This feature has not yet been investigated in more detail at the proteome level. The present work aims at the identification and quantification of such overlaps in full proteomes to assess their significance in large-scale studies of protein disorder. It was found that the percentage of cross-predicted residues is around 5% in the human proteome and is generally near that value in other metazoan ones but shows remarkable variation in different organisms. In particular, smaller proteomes are increasingly prone to such cross-predictions, thus, especially the analysis of viral proteomes requires the use of specific prediction tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-83
Number of pages12
JournalProteomes
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2014

Keywords

  • Coiled coil
  • Collagen triple helix
  • Cross-prediction
  • Intrinsically disordered protein
  • Proteome size

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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