Alpha shape and delaunay triangulation in studies of protein-related interactions

Weiqiang Zhou, Hong Yan

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In recent years, more 3D protein structures have become available, which has made the analysis of large molecular structuresmuch easier.There is a strong demand for geometric models for the study of protein-related interactions. Alpha shape and Delaunay triangulation are powerful tools to represent protein structures and have advantages in characterizing the surface curvature and atom contacts. This review presents state-of-the-art applications of alpha shape and Delaunay triangulation in the studies on protein-DNA, protein-protein, protein-ligand interactions and protein structure analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberbbs077
Pages (from-to)54-64
Number of pages11
JournalBriefings in bioinformatics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Alpha shape
  • Delaunay triangulation
  • Protein structure analysis
  • Protein-DNA interactions
  • Protein-ligand interactions
  • Protein-protein interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Molecular Biology


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