Antje Krause

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The 2R hypothesis predicting two genome duplications at the origin of vertebrates is highly controversial. Studies published so far include limited sequence data from organisms close to the hypothesized genome duplications. Through the comparison of a gene catalog from amphioxus, the closest living invertebrate relative of vertebrates, to 3453 single-copy(More)
The SYSTERS project aims to provide a meaningful partitioning of the whole protein sequence space by a fully automatic procedure. A refined two-step algorithm assigns each protein to a family and a superfamily. The sequence data underlying SYSTERS release 4 now comprise several protein sequence databases derived from completely sequenced genomes (ENSEMBL,(More)
The SYSTERS (short for SYSTEmatic Re-Searching) protein sequence cluster set consists of the classification of all sequences from SWISS-PROT and PIR into disjoint protein family clusters and hierarchically into superfamily and subfamily clusters. The cluster set can be searched with a sequence using the SSMAL search tool or a traditional database search(More)
We have integrated the protein families from SYSTERS and the expressed sequence tag (EST) clusters from our database GeneNest with SpliceNest, a new database mapping EST contigs into genomic DNA. The SYSTERS protein sequence cluster set provides an automatically generated classification of all sequences of the SWISS-PROT, TrEMBL and PIR databases into(More)
Searching a biological sequence database with a query sequence looking for homologues has become a routine operation in computational biology. In spite of the high degree of sophistication of currently available search routines it is still virtually impossible to identify quickly and clearly a group of sequences that a given query sequence belongs to. We(More)
Non-coding DNA segments that are conserved between the human and mouse genomic sequence are good indicators of possible regulatory sequences. Here we report on a systematic approach to delineate such conserved elements from upstream regions of orthologous gene pairs from man and mouse. We focus on orthologous genes in order to maximize our chances to find(More)
SUMMARY We present a Web server where the SYSTERS cluster set of the non-redundant protein database consisting of sequences from SWISS-PROT and PIR is being made available for querying and browsing. The cluster set can be searched with a new sequence using the SSMAL search tool. Additionally, a multiple alignment is generated for each cluster and annotated(More)
Characterization of the kinetic and conformational properties of channel proteins is a crucial element in the integrative study of congenital cardiac diseases. The proteins of the ion channels of cardiomyocytes represent an important family of biological components determining the physiology of the heart. Some computational studies aiming to understand the(More)
Based on the SYSTERS protein family database, we present taxon-related protein family frequencies and distributions. A set of taxon-related protein families is a subset of the whole family set with respect to one taxon, where taxon is not restricted to the species level but may be any rank in the taxonomy. We examine eight ranks in the lineages of seven(More)