This program delineates coiled-coil domains in otherwise globular proteins, such as the leucine zipper domains in transcriptional regulators, and to predict regions of discontinuity within coiled-coil structures, such as the hinge region in myosin.
COILS is a program that compares a sequence to a database of known parallel two-stranded coiled-coils and derives a similarity score. By comparing this score to the distribution of scores in globular and coiled-coil proteins, the program then calculates the probability that the sequence will adopt a coiled-coil conformation.
predicting coiled-coils in protein sequences
The MultiCoil program predicts the location of coiled-coil regions in amino acid sequences and classifies the predictions as dimeric or trimeric. The method is based on the PairCoil algorithm. To analyze your own sequences with MultiCoil, you can either use the web interface or download the program.
Paircoil2 predicts the parallel coiled coil fold from sequence using pairwise residue probabilities with the Paircoil algorithm and an updated coiled coil database. Paircoil2 shows improved performance over Paircoil and other coiled-coil prediction algorithms.
PredictProtein integrates feature prediction for secondary structure, solvent accessibility, transmembrane helices, globular regions, coiled-coil regions, structural switch regions, B-values, disorder regions, intra-residue contacts, protein-protein and protein-DNA binding sites, sub-cellular localization, domain boundaries, beta-barrels, cysteine bonds, metal binding sites and disulphide bridges.