Linear Motif Atlas
Tuesday, 02 September 2008

Created with both in vitro and in vivo data, NetPhorest is an atlas of consensus sequence motifs for 179 kinases and 104 phosphorylation-dependent binding domains and reveals new insight into phosphorylation-dependent signaling. 


NetPhorest is a community resource that uses phylogenetic trees to organize data from both in vivo and in vitro experiments to derive sequence specificities for 179 kinases and 104 domains (SH2, PTB, BRCT, WW, and 14–3–3) that bind to phosphorylated sites. The resulting atlas of linear motifs revealed that oncogenic kinases tend to be less specific in the target sequences they phosphorylate than their non-oncogenic counterparts, that autophosphorylation sites tend to be more variable than other substrates of a given kinase, and that coupling interaction domains with kinase domains may allow phosphorylation site specificity to be low while still maintaining substrate specificity.
Last Updated ( Friday, 05 September 2008 )