Computed structures of core eukaryotic protein complexes

Ian Humphreys, Jimin Pei, Minkyung Baek, Aditya Krishnakumar, Ivan Anishchenko, Sergey Ovchinnikov, Jing Zhang, Travis J. Ness, Sudeep Banjade, Saket R. Bagde, Viktoriya G. Stancheva, Xiao Han Li, Kaixian Liu, Zhi Zheng, Daniel J. Barrero, Upasana Roy, Jochen Kuper, Israel S. Fernández, Barnabas Szakal, Dana BranzeiJosep Rizo, Caroline Kisker, Eric C. Greene, Sue Biggins, Scott Keeney, Elizabeth A. Miller, J. Christopher Fromme, Tamara L. Hendrickson, Qian Cong, David Baker

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Protein-protein interactions play critical roles in biology, but the structures of many eukaryotic protein complexes are unknown, and there are likely many interactions not yet identified. We take advantage of advances in proteome-wide amino acid coevolution analysis and deep-learning–based structure modeling to systematically identify and build accurate models of core eukaryotic protein complexes within the Saccharomyces cerevisiae proteome. We use a combination of RoseTTAFold and AlphaFold to screen through paired multiple sequence alignments for 8.3 million pairs of yeast proteins, identify 1505 likely to interact, and build structure models for 106 previously unidentified assemblies and 806 that have not been structurally characterized. These complexes, which have as many as five subunits, play roles in almost all key processes in eukaryotic cells and provide broad insights into biological function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1340
Issue number6573
StatePublished - Dec 10 2021

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