FoldIndex

FoldIndex: a simple tool to predict whether a given protein sequence is intrinsically unfolded. An easy-to-use, versatile and freely available graphic web server, FoldIndex© is described: it predicts if a given protein sequence is intrinsically unfolded implementing the algorithm of Uversky and co-workers, which is based on the average residue hydrophobicity and net charge of the sequence. FoldIndex© has an error rate comparable to that of more sophisticated fold prediction methods. Sliding windows permit identification of large regions within a protein that possess folding propensities different from those of the whole protein. Availability: FoldIndex© can be accessed at http://bioportal.weizmann.ac.il/fldbin/findex