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Automated prediction of bacterial protein subcellular localization is an important tool for genome annotation and drug discovery. PSORT has been one of the most widely used computational methods for such bacterial protein analysis; however, it has not been updated since it was introduced in 1991. In addition, neither PSORT nor any of the other computational(More)
MOTIVATION Homology or comparative modeling is currently the most accurate method to predict the three-dimensional structure of proteins. It generally consists in four steps: (1) databanks searching to identify the structural homolog, (2) target-template alignment, (3) model building and optimization, and (4) model evaluation. The target-template alignment(More)
Information about bacterial subcellular localization (SCL) is important for protein function prediction and identification of suitable drug/vaccine/diagnostic targets. PSORTdb (http://db.psort.org/) is a web-accessible database of SCL for bacteria that contains both information determined through laboratory experimentation and computational predictions. The(More)
Heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins (G proteins) regulate cellular activity by coupling to hormone or sensory receptors. Stimulated receptors catalyse the release of GDP from G protein alpha-subunits and GTP bound to the empty alpha-subunits provides signals that control effectors such as adenylyl cyclases, phosphodiesterases, phospholipases and ion(More)
BACKGROUND Bipolar disorder is a severe psychiatric disorder with high heritability. Co-morbid conditions are common and might define latent subgroups of patients that are more homogeneous with respect to genetic risk factors. METHODOLOGY In the Caucasian GAIN bipolar disorder sample of 1000 cases and 1034 controls, we tested the association of single(More)
Combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening are revolutionizing the process of lead discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. Large numbers of structures and vast quantities of biological assay data are quickly being accumulated, overwhelming traditional structure/activity relationship (SAR) analysis technologies. Recursive partitioning is a(More)
Combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening are revolutionizing the process of lead discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. Large numbers of structures and vast quantities of biological assay data are quickly being accumulated, overwhelming traditional structure/activity relationship (SAR) analysis technologies. Recursive partitioning is a(More)
1 Abstract A new and eecient algorithm based on multipole techniques is presented which calculates the electrostatic forces and potentials in macroscopic periodic assemblies of particles. The Fast Multipole Algorithm (FMA) can be used to compute forces within the n-particle unit cell in O(n) time. For the cubic lattice, forces due to a 3 k 3 k 3 k lattice(More)
Structural variation is thought to play a major etiological role in the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and numerous studies documenting the relevance of copy number variants (CNVs) in ASD have been published since 2006. To determine if large ASD families harbor high-impact CNVs that may have broader impact in the general ASD population, we(More)
French mollusc production is based mainly on the Pacific cupped oyster, Crassostrea gigas. Since 1991, annual mass mortality of juveniles has been reported during summer months. These recurring episodes concern professionals who fear that like Portugese oyster, C. angulata, C. gigas could in turn disappear following one of these epizooties. Previously,(More)