Blankenbecler R, et al. Matching protein structures with fuzzy alignments. [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100(21),11936¯11940]: Describes a structure-alignment method that uses a cost function containing both fuzzy (Potts) assignment variables and atomic coordinates. According to the authors, the approach performs well when compared with other methods and requires modest CPU consumption.

 

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