Andrew A. Laskin

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In our previous studies, we found statistically significant latent periodicity in a huge amount of protein sequences and a proposition was made that many of periodicity patterns correspond to structural or functional features of protein families. However, it was unable to test since latent periodicity is feebly marked and often interrupted by insertions and(More)
A program package has been developed to search for hidden tandem repeats of any specified type in the protein sequence databases. The applied algorithm of the locally optimal cyclic alignment is able to find subsequences possessing a certain profile-based periodicity type when no appreciable homology between periods is observed, as well as in the presence(More)
Here, we have applied information decomposition, cyclic profile alignment, and noise decomposition techniques to search for latent repeats within protein families of various functions. We have identified 94 protein families with a family-specific periodicity. In each case, the periodic element was found in greater than 70% of family members. Latent(More)
A method of noise decomposition has been developed. This method allows for the identification of a latent periodicity with symbol insertions and deletions that is specific for all or most amino acid sequences belonging to the same protein family or protein domain. The latent periodicity has been identified in catalytic domains of 85% of serine/threonine and(More)
For detection of the latent periodicity of the protein families responsible for various biological functions, methods of information decomposition, cyclic profile alignment, and the method of noise decomposition have been used. The latent periodicity, being specific to a particular family, is recognized in 94 of 110 analyzed protein families. Family(More)
We identified latent periodicity in catalytic domains of approximately 85% of serine/threonine and tyrosine protein kinases. Similar results were obtained for other 22 protein domains. We also designed the method of noise decomposition, which is aimed to distinguish between different periodicity types of the same period length. The method is to be used in(More)
Latent amino acid repeats seem to be widespread in genetic sequences and to reflect their structure, function, and evolution. We have recently identified latent periodicity in more than 150 protein families including protein kinases and various nucleotide-binding proteins. The latent repeats in these families were correlated to their structure and(More)
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