EVA: Evaluation of protein structure prediction servers

TitleEVA: Evaluation of protein structure prediction servers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsKoh, IY, Eyrich, VA, Marti-Renom, MA, Przybylski, D, Madhusudhan, MS, Eswar, N, Grana, O, Pazos, F, Valencia, A, Sali, A, Rost, B
JournalNucleic Acids Res
KeywordsAutomation Databases; Protein; Protein Internet *Protein Conformation Protein Folding Protein Structure; Protein Structural Homology; Secondary Proteins/chemistry Reproducibility of Results *Sequence Analysis

EVA (http://cubic.bioc.columbia.edu/eva/) is a web server for evaluation of the accuracy of automated protein structure prediction methods. The evaluation is updated automatically each week, to cope with the large number of existing prediction servers and the constant changes in the prediction methods. EVA currently assesses servers for secondary structure prediction, contact prediction, comparative protein structure modelling and threading/fold recognition. Every day, sequences of newly available protein structures in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) are sent to the servers and their predictions are collected. The predictions are then compared to the experimental structures once a week; the results are published on the EVA web pages. Over time, EVA has accumulated prediction results for a large number of proteins, ranging from hundreds to thousands, depending on the prediction method. This large sample assures that methods are compared reliably. As a result, EVA provides useful information to developers as well as users of prediction methods.


Koh, Ingrid Y Y Eyrich, Volker A Marti-Renom, Marc A Przybylski, Dariusz Madhusudhan, Mallur S Eswar, Narayanan Grana, Osvaldo Pazos, Florencio Valencia, Alfonso Sali, Andrej Rost, Burkhard 1-P50-GM62413-01/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States 5-P20-LM7276/LM/NLM NIH HHS/United States P50 GM62529/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States R01 GM54762/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States R01-GM63029-01/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t Research Support, U.S. Gov’t, Non-P.H.S. Research Support, U.S. Gov’t, P.H.S. England Nucleic acids research Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Jul 1;31(13):3311-5.