Control Simulations with BRDP
Bacteriorhodopsin(BRDP) is a membrane protein with known three dimensional crystal structure.
sequence homology between BRDP and ORs (< 30%)
same tertiary motif common to ?-helical transmembrane proteins: 7-helix barrel.
BRDP was therefore used as a control case to test & develop a modeling protocol that could be automated for building odor receptors.