Implications of AlphaFold2 for crystallographic phasing by molecular replacement.
McCoy, Airlie J
Sammito, Massimo D https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8346-9247
Read, Randy https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8273-0047
The AlphaFold2 results in the 14th edition of Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction (CASP14) showed that accurate (low root-mean-square deviation) in silico models of protein structure domains are on the horizon, whether or not the protein is related to known structures through high-coverage sequence similarity. As highly accurate models become available, generated by harnessing the power of correlated mutations and deep learning, one of the aspects of structural biology to be impacted will be methods of phasing in crystallography. Here, the data from CASP14 are used to explore the prospects for changes in phasing methods, and in particular to explore the prospects for molecular-replacement phasing using in silico models.
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research papers, protein structure prediction, crystallographic phase problem, molecular replacement, AlphaFold2
Acta Crystallogr D Struct Biol
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Wellcome Trust (209407/Z/17/Z)