Essentials of biorecognition: The (strept)avidin–biotin system as a model for protein–protein and protein–ligand interaction

We examine the versatile avidin–biotin complex as a model system for study of the biorecognition phenomenon with respect to protein–protein, protein–peptide, protein–ligand and protein–DNA interactions

Meir Wilchek

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • Molecular recognition or biorecognition is as the heart of all biological interactions
  • These interactions are characterized by a collection of noncovalent bonds, namely ionic, hydrogen-bonding and hydrophobic interactions
  • Shape complementarity appears to play a pivotal role in the process of biorecognition
  • We examine the versatile avidin–biotin complex as a model system for study of the biorecognition phenomenon with respect to protein–protein, protein–peptide, protein–ligand and protein–DNA interactions

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