FORESST - FOld REcognition from Secondary STructures
FORESST Release 1.0
Interactive WWW access to FORESST
FORESST is a database (with search engine) of hidden Markov models that
characterize secondary structure representations of protein structural
domains. The models are based on structural families in the
CATH database. At present FORESST consists of 349 models.
If results from this server are to used in a publication, please reference
this paper: V. Di Francesco, P.J. Munson, and J. Garnier, "FORESST:
fold recognition from secondary structure predictions of proteins,"
Bioinformatics, vol. 15, pp. 131- 140, 1999.
For a list of other papers pertinent to FORESST, see the
How does FORESST score a match between a sequence and a family? See
Need a secondary structure prediction? Check out this
list of Web sites.
The search and alignment engines used by FORESST utilize the
Sequence Alignment Modeling (SAM) package developed by the Baskin
Center for Computer Engineering and Science, University of
California, Santa Cruz.
The FORESST database and Web implementation were developed by
Valentina di Francesco, Jason Wilder, P.G. McQueen, Jean Garnier, and Peter
Munson as a joint collaboration between The Institute for
Genomic Research and the National Institutes of Health.
This Website supported by the
Mathematical and Statistical Computing Laboratory and the
Scientific Computing Resource Center,
Division of Computational Bioscience, Center for Information Technology,
National Institutes of Health.
Before Using FORESST, Kindly Read the Following Information
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Last updated February 3, 2000.
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