Proteins 2021 Jul 30. Epub 2021 Jul 30.
Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
In this article, we report 3D structure prediction results by two of our best server groups ("Zhang-Server" and "QUARK") in CASP14. These two servers were built based on the D-I-TASSER and D-QUARK algorithms, which integrated four newly developed components into the classical protein folding pipelines, I-TASSER and QUARK, respectively. The new components include: (i) a new multiple sequence alignment (MSA) collection tool, DeepMSA2, which is extended from the DeepMSA program; (ii) a contact-based domain boundary prediction algorithm, FUpred, to detect protein domain boundaries; (iii) a residual convolutional neural network-based method, DeepPotential, to predict multiple spatial restraints by co-evolutionary features derived from the MSA; and (iv) optimized spatial restraint energy potentials to guide the structure assembly simulations. Read More