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All molecules have a 3D shape. This is referred to as it's conformation. Most molecules have certain degrees of flexibility. For example, single bonds usually allow free rotation, while double bonds don't. Cyclic structures have less freedom, but can still twist into several shapes. This can be important because some molecules bend into a certain ...


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It seems to me that you're asking about homology modelling. In that case, yes you need to compare your protein of interest to a protein (or proteins) of known structure. Homology modelling in a nutshell includes three (four?) steps: template identification/template alignment, modelling, quality assessment. You start with finding a template for your ...



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