Novel machine learning approaches revolutionize protein knowledge.

TitleNovel machine learning approaches revolutionize protein knowledge.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsBordin, N, Dallago, C, Heinzinger, M, Kim, S, Littmann, M, Rauer, C, Steinegger, M, Rost, B, Orengo, C
JournalTrends Biochem Sci
Date Published2022 Dec 08

Breakthrough methods in machine learning (ML), protein structure prediction, and novel ultrafast structural aligners are revolutionizing structural biology. Obtaining accurate models of proteins and annotating their functions on a large scale is no longer limited by time and resources. The most recent method to be top ranked by the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP) assessment, AlphaFold 2 (AF2), is capable of building structural models with an accuracy comparable to that of experimental structures. Annotations of 3D models are keeping pace with the deposition of the structures due to advancements in protein language models (pLMs) and structural aligners that help validate these transferred annotations. In this review we describe how recent developments in ML for protein science are making large-scale structural bioinformatics available to the general scientific community.

Alternate JournalTrends Biochem Sci
PubMed ID36504138