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Chloroflexus aurantiacus is a thermophilic bacterium that produces a multitude of proteins within its genome. Bioinformatics strategies can facilitate comprehending this organism through functional and structural interpretation assessments. This study is aimed at allocating the structure and function through an in silico approach required for bacterial protein biosynthesis. This in silico viewpoint provides copious properties, including the physicochemical properties, subcellular location, three-dimensional structure, protein-protein interactions, and functional elucidation of the protein (WP_012256288.1). The STRING program is utilized for the explication of protein-protein interactions. The in silico investigation documented the protein's hydrophilic nature with predominantly alpha (α) helices in its secondary structure. The tertiary-structure model of the protein has been shown to exhibit reasonably high consistency based on various quality assessment methods. The functional interpretation suggested that the protein can act as a translation initiation factor, a protein required for translation and protein biosynthesis. Protein-protein interactions also demonstrated high credence that the protein interconnected with 30S ribosomal subunit involved in protein synthesis. This study bioinformatically examined that the protein (WP_012256288.1) is affiliated in protein biosynthesis as a translation initiation factor IF-3 of C. aurantiacus. Copyright © 2021 Abu Saim Mohammad Saikat et al.


Abu Saim Mohammad Saikat, Md Ekhlas Uddin, Tasnim Ahmad, Shahriar Mahmud, Md Abu Sayeed Imran, Sohel Ahmed, Salem A Alyami, Mohammad Ali Moni. Structural and Functional Elucidation of IF-3 Protein of Chloroflexus aurantiacus Involved in Protein Biosynthesis: An In Silico Approach. BioMed research international. 2021;2021:9050026

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