RIKEN Harima Heavy-atom Database [Data]

Advanced Center for Computing and Communication
 HATODAS Heavy-atom Database System

Heavy-atom Database System (HATODAS) is a WWW-based tool designed to assist the heavy-atom derivatization of proteins. The conventional procedure for the preparation of derivatives is usually a time-consuming `trial-and-error' process. The present program provides a solution for this problem using a database of known heavy-atom derivatives. A database search suggests potential heavy-atom reagents for any target protein based on its amino-acid sequence and crystallization conditions. A mining of the database identified 93 preferred motifs for heavy-atom binding. The motifs are observed frequently at the actual heavy-atom-binding sites encountered in the process of structure determination.
HATODAS ver.1  Heavy-atom Database System: a tool for the preparation of heavy-atom derivatives of protein crystals based on amino-acid sequence and crystallization conditions. Acta Crystallographica Section D61, 1302-1305, (2005).
HATODAS ver.2  HATODAS II - heavy-atom database system with potentiality scoring. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 42, 540-544. (2009).