ProCon: localization and visualization of Protein Conservation


is tool for locating and visualization of evolutionary conservation in protein sequences. The method can identify three types of conservation: identity (type I), physicochemical similarity (II), and covariant conservation (III). The conservative sites of type I and II are located with entropy calculation and the third type is identified by calculation of mutual information. The interacting networks formed by covariant pairs can also be identified. All the three types of conservation can be visualized in a representative protein structure. The tool performs exhaustive analysis results of which can be used e.g. for identifying different types of conserved residues, studying protein-protein interactions, explaining consequences of disease-causing mutations and mutant design for protein engineering.


© 2005 - 2015   
Center for Systems Biology, Soochow University, Suzhou, China  
Protein Structure and Bioinformatics Group, Lund University, Sweden