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International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling
2013: Volume-2 Issue-4
ISSN: 2320-0634

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International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling 2(4) 2013: 199-205

Computational study of silicon transporter protein in rice and wheat


Mohammad Arif Ashraf1, Mohammed Monzur Morshed1, A. J. Saleh Ahammad2 and Mohammad Neaz Morshed3*

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Department of Chemistry, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Center for Advanced Research in Sciences (CARS), University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

* Corresponding Author

ABSTRACT

Rice and other higher plants like wheat, maize, sorghum etc. are highly silicon accumulating species and show differences in silicon accumulation. This difference is due to both physiologic and molecular distinction between intra and interspecies capacity to uptake silicon by silicon transporter in the form of silicic acid. To understand the complete mechanism of silicon or silicic acid uptake, it is necessary to study the 3D structure of transporter protein of the plants. 3D structure prediction for these silicon transporters by I-TASSER and validation by RAMPAGE are initial steps. The 3D models those showed over 90% residues in favorable regions are considered in this study. This work will lead to design a better plant which has maximum silicon uptake capacity.


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Citation: Mohammad Arif Ashraf et al. (2013). Computational study of silicon transporter protein in rice and wheat. Int J Comput Bioinfo In Silico Model 2(4): 199-205

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