International Journal of Genomics

International Journal of Genomics / 2004 / Article

Conference review | Open Access

Volume 5 |Article ID 530832 |

R. C. Paton, C.-H. Toh, "Computational Aspects of Protein Functionality", International Journal of Genomics, vol. 5, Article ID 530832, 6 pages, 2004.

Computational Aspects of Protein Functionality

Received22 Oct 2003
Revised18 Nov 2003
Accepted20 Nov 2003


The purpose of this short article is to examine certain aspects of protein functionality with relation to some key organizing ideas. This is important from a computational viewpoint in order to take account of modelling both biological systems and knowledge of these systems. We look at some of the lexical dimensions of the function and how certain constructs can be related to underlying ideas. The pervasive computational metaphor is then discussed in relation to protein multifunctionality, and the specific case of von Willebrand factor as a ‘smart’ multifunctional protein is briefly considered. Some diagrammatic techniques are then introduced to better articulate protein function.

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