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DeepMind just announced a breakthrough in protein folding, what are the consequences?

There was some recent media reporting about a purported Google breakthrough on applying machine learning techniques to tackle the protein folding problem, as told for example in this news article, ...
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Introduction to protein folding for mathematicians

My background is mostly in (applied) math with healthy doses of physics and computer science. Are there any good introductions to protein folding and its challenges for someone with that kind of ...
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Does DeepMind's new protein folding software (AlphaFold) also work well for metalloproteins (proteins with metal cofactors)?

(1) Commonly, the metal is at the active site which needs the most prediction precision. (2) Typically, there is only one (or a few) metals in a protein, which contains far more other atoms. So, the ...
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Protein structure prediction

I want to perform a molecular docking between several ligands and the transmembrane domain of a protein. For this protein I only have the amino acid sequence, so it's necessary to do two things: ...
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Secondary structure information at each frame in a VMD trajectory

I am trying to write a tcl script to measure percentage helicity at each frame of a VMD .dcd trajectory. I found the following discussion on the VMD mailing list to calculate the secondary structure ...