Table 1

Interface core definitions from the literature
Chakrabarti Levy Schärer
Core definitions Residues with at least 1 atom with BSA/ASA(u)=1 Residues with rASA(u)>0.25 & rASA(c)<0.25 Residues with BSA/ASA(u)>0.95
Example bio interface: [PDB:1N8P] interface 1 (total BSA=1969 Å2) 26+27 24+24 4+3

Interface residues are those for which BSA>0, core residues are then a subset of those. The values of core residue sizes for a typical biological interface example chosen from one of the entries in DCbio are shown (the 2 numbers corresponding to first and second partner of the interface). BSA is defined as BSA=ASA(u)-ASA(c), relative ASA as rASA=ASA/ASA(GLY-X-GLY). u and c stand for uncomplexed and complexed respectively.

Duarte et al.

Duarte et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:334   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-334

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