J Biol Chem 2021 May 3:100743. Epub 2021 May 3.
Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank, the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), and the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA. Electronic address:
Integrative modeling is an increasingly important tool in structural biology, providing structures by combining data from varied experimental methods and prior information. As a result, molecular architectures of large, heterogeneous, and dynamic systems, such as the ∼52 MDa Nuclear Pore Complex, can be mapped with useful accuracy, precision, and completeness. Key challenges in improving integrative modeling include expanding model representations, increasing the variety of input data and prior information, quantifying a match between input information and a model in a Bayesian fashion, inventing more efficient structural sampling, as well as developing better model validation, analysis, and visualization. Read More