Chin-Hsien Tai

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This is a report of the assessment of the predictions made for the CASP6 protein structure prediction experiment conducted in 2004 in the New Fold (NF) category. There were nine protein domains that were judged to have new folds (NF) and 16 for which a similar structure was known but the sequence similarity was judged to be too low for them to be easily(More)
Assessment of structure predictions in CASP6 was based on single domains isolated from experimentally determined structures, which were categorized into comparative modeling, fold recognition, and new fold targets. Domain definitions were defined upon visual examination of the structures with the aid of automated domain-parsing programs. Domain(More)
We present the assessment of predictions for Template-Free Modeling in CASP10 and a report on the first ROLL experiment wherein predictions are collected year round for review at the regular CASP season. Models were first clustered so that duplicated or very similar ones were grouped together and represented by one model in the cluster. The representatives(More)
Formal classification of a large collection of protein structures aids the understanding of evolutionary relationships among them. Classifications involving manual steps, such as SCOP and CATH, face the challenge of increasing volume of available structures. Automatic methods such as FSSP or Dali Domain Dictionary, yield divergent classifications, for(More)
Current classification of protein folds are based, ultimately, on visual inspection of similarities. Previous attempts to use computerized structure comparison methods show only partial agreement with curated databases, but have failed to provide detailed statistical and structural analysis of the causes of these divergences. We construct a map of(More)
We present an analysis of the domain boundary prediction, a new category, in the sixth community-wide experiment on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction (CASP6). There were 1011 predictions submitted for 63 targets. Each prediction was compared to the set of domains defined manually by visual inspection of the experimental(More)
In CASP10, for the first time, contact-assisted structure predictions have been assessed. Sets of pairs of contacting residues from target structures were provided to predictors for a second round of prediction after the initial round in which they were given only sequences. The objective of the experiment was to measure model quality improvement resulting(More)
The ability to identify immunogenic determinants that activate T-cells is important for the development of new vaccines, allergy therapy and protein therapeutics. In silico MHC-II binding prediction algorithms are often used for T-cell epitope identification. To understand how well those programs predict immunogenicity, we computed HLA binding to peptides(More)
Accurate sequence alignment is required in many bioinformatics applications but, when sequence similarity is low, it is difficult to obtain accurate alignments based on sequence similarity alone. The accuracy improves when the structures are available, but current structure-based sequence alignment procedures still mis-align substantial numbers of residues.(More)
Generating sequence alignments from superimposed structures is an important part of many structure comparison programs. The accuracy of the alignment affects structure recognition, classification and possibly function prediction. Many programs use a dynamic programming algorithm to generate the sequence alignment from superimposed structures. However, this(More)