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1.  TSpred: a web server for the rational design of temperature-sensitive mutants 
Nucleic Acids Research  2014;42(Web Server issue):W277-W284.
Temperature sensitive (Ts) mutants of proteins provide experimentalists with a powerful and reversible way of conditionally expressing genes. The technique has been widely used in determining the role of gene and gene products in several cellular processes. Traditionally, Ts mutants are generated by random mutagenesis and then selected though laborious large-scale screening. Our web server, TSpred (, now enables users to rationally design Ts mutants for their proteins of interest. TSpred uses hydrophobicity and hydrophobic moment, deduced from primary sequence and residue depth, inferred from 3D structures to predict/identify buried hydrophobic residues. Mutating these residues leads to the creation of Ts mutants. Our method has been experimentally validated in 36 positions in six different proteins. It is an attractive proposition for Ts mutant engineering as it proposes a small number of mutations and with high precision. The accompanying web server is simple and intuitive to use and can handle proteins and protein complexes of different sizes.
PMCID: PMC4086094  PMID: 24782523
2.  ModBase, a database of annotated comparative protein structure models, and associated resources 
Nucleic Acids Research  2010;39(Database issue):D465-D474.
ModBase ( is a database of annotated comparative protein structure models. The models are calculated by ModPipe, an automated modeling pipeline that relies primarily on Modeller for fold assignment, sequence–structure alignment, model building and model assessment ( ModBase currently contains 10 355 444 reliable models for domains in 2 421 920 unique protein sequences. ModBase allows users to update comparative models on demand, and request modeling of additional sequences through an interface to the ModWeb modeling server ( ModBase models are available through the ModBase interface as well as the Protein Model Portal ( Recently developed associated resources include the SALIGN server for multiple sequence and structure alignment (, the ModEval server for predicting the accuracy of protein structure models (, the PCSS server for predicting which peptides bind to a given protein ( and the FoXS server for calculating and fitting Small Angle X-ray Scattering profiles (
PMCID: PMC3013688  PMID: 21097780
3.  EVA: evaluation of protein structure prediction servers 
Nucleic Acids Research  2003;31(13):3311-3315.
EVA ( is a web server for evaluation of the accuracy of automated protein structure prediction methods. The evaluation is updated automatically each week, to cope with the large number of existing prediction servers and the constant changes in the prediction methods. EVA currently assesses servers for secondary structure prediction, contact prediction, comparative protein structure modelling and threading/fold recognition. Every day, sequences of newly available protein structures in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) are sent to the servers and their predictions are collected. The predictions are then compared to the experimental structures once a week; the results are published on the EVA web pages. Over time, EVA has accumulated prediction results for a large number of proteins, ranging from hundreds to thousands, depending on the prediction method. This large sample assures that methods are compared reliably. As a result, EVA provides useful information to developers as well as users of prediction methods.
PMCID: PMC169025  PMID: 12824315

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